Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Claimant suing Meta and Google offers undertakings to resolve conflict of interest

A class representative suing Meta and Google in Australia for allegedly conspiring to ban all crypto-related advertising has offered commitments to resolve a perceived conflict of interest stemming from his dual roles as class representative and head of the litigation funder.

03 February 2023

Crypto class action doomed by fatal conflict of interest, Meta argues

Counsel to Facebook and Google have argued that an Australian court should dismiss a class action alleging they conspired to ban all crypto-related advertising because the class representative also runs the company funding the lawsuit.

02 February 2023

UPDATED: CAT president declines to invite CMA to join Meta certification process

The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has decided not to ask the country’s antitrust authority to intervene in the certification proceedings for a £2.3 billion proposed class action against Meta Platforms, although he encouraged the agency to join future private litigation if it “has something to say” in the public interest.

01 February 2023

Meta resists certification of “onerous” UK class action

Counsel to Meta Platforms has attacked the claimant’s methodology in a £2.3 billion proposed class action before the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, calling the claim an “onerous piece of litigation” that ignores the value users place on the social media service.

31 January 2023

Virginia judge denies federal injunction against railroad

CSX Transportation cannot challenge railroads’ common carrier status and immunity from antitrust injunctions, a Virginia federal court has held.

31 January 2023

CAT questions loss to class in Meta collective action

The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has questioned how claimants in a £2.3 billion class action claim against Meta will prove the company’s alleged illegal exploitation of its users’ data caused monetary loss to the class.

30 January 2023

Las Vegas Strip accused of colluding on room prices

Four major Las Vegas hotel operators colluded with a hospitality technology platform to raise room prices to record levels, a proposed class action has alleged.

27 January 2023

Aerospace engineer no-poach case agreement is horizontal collusion, court says

A Connecticut federal judge has rejected motions to dismiss allegations that Raytheon Technologies and Pratt & Whitney secretly agreed to restrict competition for the recruitment of aerospace engineers through a no-poach pact.

24 January 2023

Comcast seeks repeat summary judgment win

Comcast has asked a federal court to once again throw out allegations by Viamedia that it illegally monopolised certain advertising markets after a federal appellate court revived the claim.

23 January 2023

Mastercard settles Asda and Morrisons interchange fee claims

UK supermarket chains Asda and Morrisons have settled their long-running interchange fee claims against Mastercard less than a month before trial, ending a dispute that has spanned more than a decade.

19 January 2023

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