Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

UK court rejects interim injunction request against Google

A UK court has rejected an interim measures request from a debt management company in a standalone abuse of dominance claim to prevent Google from implementing a policy change on Google Ads for insolvency practitioners.

05 December 2022

First Norwegian antitrust class action heads to top court

Norway’s Supreme Court will decide whether to allow a consumer association to act as the class representative in the country’s first-ever antitrust class action against a home alarm cartel, after two lower courts rejected the claim over its funding.

02 December 2022

Bribery case against Meta survives motion to dismiss

A federal California judge has rejected a motion to dismiss claims that several Meta Platforms executives conspired with OnlyFans to blacklist a putative class of adult entertainment performers who shared their content on rival websites.

02 December 2022

Former baseball coaches claim NCAA rule kept them unpaid

The National College Athletics Association orchestrated an illegal wage-fixing conspiracy amongst its member baseball teams, two former coaches have alleged.

01 December 2022

Dutch court to ask ECJ if parity clauses are ancillary restraints

A Dutch court overseeing Booking.com’s dispute with dozens of hotels said it plans to ask the European Court of Justice if wide and narrow parity clauses can be exempt from EU competition rules, as well as how to define the relevant market for online travel agencies.

30 November 2022

CAT orders first communications ban in ro-ro class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has banned direct communications between defendants and class members in a roll-on, roll-off collective claim upon finding it was “not proper conduct” for Baker Botts and Steptoe & Johnson to write letters urging businesses to withdraw from the lawsuit.

29 November 2022

UK appellate court affirms CAT’s decision to expand Merricks class action

A UK appellate court has upheld a ruling by the country’s specialist competition tribunal to allow Walter Merricks to seek damages from Mastercard on behalf of millions of people who died since he filed his opt-out damages claim against the credit card company in 2017.

29 November 2022

Louisiana court reporters settle price-fixing claims

Two legal services providers have resolved their allegations accusing a Louisiana board of court reporters of orchestrating a conspiracy to inflate prices.

29 November 2022

Apple’s patent litigation is not protected speech, heartrate app claims

Patent litigation Apple has initiated against AliveCor is not protected under the First Amendment because its sole purpose is retaliation, the heart-rate monitoring company has said as it looks to shield its antitrust lawsuit against the tech company.

28 November 2022

Judge blocks class certification against Takeda, Teva and others

A Pennsylvania federal judge has refused to certify a class of wholesale purchasers of a gout treatment medicine, finding that the claim against several major drugmakers is based on faulty expert testimony that does not hold up to rigorous analysis.

28 November 2022

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