Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Former CMA chair files first UK crypto competition class action claim

Lord David Currie, former chair of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, has filed the country’s first proposed collective antitrust action in the digital assets market, seeking over £9.9 billion in damages from four leading cryptocurrency exchanges.

04 August 2022

UK court rebukes toy maker for disclosure failure in abuse case

A UK court has ordered a children’s toy manufacturer to pay legal costs for delaying a standalone abuse of dominance trial by two years after it failed to disclose nearly 800,000 documents.

04 August 2022

PGA Tour accused of monopolising professional golf

The PGA Tour has sought to illegally maintain its monopoly over elite golf events by suspending members that compete in rival tournaments, 11 golfers including Phil Mickelson have alleged.

04 August 2022

Daimler loses bid to exclude garbage trucks from EU trucks decision

The European Court of Justice has said that waste collection and other special-purpose vehicles are covered by the EU’s trucks cartel decision, in response to a preliminary referral from a German court presiding over a follow-on damages claim against Daimler.

01 August 2022

Overlapping class actions present novel scenario for Portuguese regime

Two recently filed parallel opt-out class actions against Apple and Google that mirror a pair of lawsuits launched against the same companies earlier this year will force Portugal’s specialist competition court to decide for the first time how to handle overlapping claims.

29 July 2022

CAT president rules out combined judgments in UK sports data litigation

A UK judge has said he will hand down separate judgments in two overlapping cases before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and an English court that involve competition claims and counterclaims between sports data and betting companies.

28 July 2022

Dutch court accepts claims vehicle model in trucks litigation

A Dutch court has refused a request from the EU trucks conspirators to dismiss follow-on damages claims from over 700 companies that have been bundled into a single action, ruling that for-profit claims vehicles are not governed by collective action legislation.

28 July 2022

UK appeals court takes permissive approach to exploitative abuse class actions

A UK appellate court has endorsed the use of aggregate liability in class actions and broadly interpreted the concept of abuse in a decision upholding the certification of a £93 million collective claim against a pair of train operators.

28 July 2022

Israeli Supreme Court modifies excessive pricing test in landmark Coca-Cola decision

The Supreme Court of Israel has ordered a district court to reassess its decision to certify a class action claim accusing Coca-Cola of excessive pricing, while it also confirmed for the first time that collective actions can be based on such infringements.

27 July 2022

Interchange fee law does not mean charges are fair, say UK claimants

Claimants seeking damages against Visa and Mastercard for purportedly charging unlawful multilateral interchange fees have argued that the introduction of the EU Interchange Fee Regulation in no way implies these fees cannot be considered anticompetitive.

27 July 2022

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