Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Real estate companies seek to escape rent-fixing lawsuit

Rental software company RealPage and 40-plus real estate businesses are seeking the dismissal of allegations they conspired to raise prices, arguing the plaintiffs have failed to provide evidence of any agreement between the defendants.

11 July 2023

Meta seeks summary judgment over bribery case

Three adult entertainment performers rely on “fabricated and fraudulent” documents to claim that OnlyFans conspired with Meta Platforms to have them blacklisted, Meta has said.

10 July 2023

CAT orders split trial in train operator class actions

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused Justin Gutmann’s request to order a single trial in his class actions against three UK train operators, as the legal fees saved if certain hearings prove unnecessary would “greatly” outweigh the costs of splitting the case.

07 July 2023

Ohio hospital abused non-competes, doctors claim

Adena Health System imposed non-compete clauses on its employees to maintain an illegal monopoly over certain orthopaedic services, a group of doctors has said.

07 July 2023

Epic Games urges Ninth Circuit to implement anti-steering order

The Supreme Court is unlikely to overturn an order requiring Apple to ditch its anti-steering rules, Epic Games has argued in urging an appellate court not to stay the mandate.

07 July 2023

Rare hybrid claim based on regulator settlement filed in UK

Energy supplier Utilita has filed a £42 million damages claim against a payment services provider in a rare lawsuit to piggyback on a no-fault settlement agreement with a UK competition authority.

06 July 2023

Mastercard could have breached tribunal rules in witness statement preparation, CAT says

The presiding judge hearing Walter Merricks’ £10.2 billion class action against Mastercard today rebuked the credit company for potentially breaching the specialist competition tribunal’s rules on witness statements by allowing counsel to pen first drafts.

06 July 2023

Organ donation network accused of illegal monopolisation

The non-profit that coordinates US organ donations has illegally threatened to cut off access to its data, a rival transplant information service has alleged.

06 July 2023

Qualcomm accuses UK claimant of “extraordinary overreach” in disclosure requests

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has blocked consumer rights group Which? from accessing documentation it recently requested from Qualcomm in its £480 million claim against the chipmaker, accepting arguments that the disclosure demands were an “outrageous stretch”.

05 July 2023

Expedia, Trivago accused of monopolisation scheme

Expedia used its acquisition of Trivago to foreclose a now-insolvent rival from the online hotel booking market, a lawsuit claiming $100 million in damages has argued.

05 July 2023

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