Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

US oil companies dodge antitrust claims

A California federal court has rejected gasoline purchasers’ claims that the largest US oil companies conspired to take advantage of a global petroleum pricing crisis by restricting their output and raising prices.

11 January 2023

Qualcomm must face exclusive dealing claims

A federal judge has allowed a class of cell phone purchasers to pursue allegations that Qualcomm closed off the market for certain modem chips through exclusive contracts in violation of California law.

10 January 2023

FINA defeats claims it monopolised swimming competitions

The world Olympic swimming organisation has the right to demand that its members obtain its approval before participating in independent competitions hosted by other professional leagues, a federal judge has ruled.

10 January 2023

UK government files interchange fee claim against Mastercard

Mastercard is facing yet another interchange fee action in the UK as HM Revenue and Customs seeks damages from the credit company before the High Court of England and Wales.

09 January 2023

Cartel victim seeks damages from UK roofing suppliers

A roofing supply broker is hoping to receive about £1 million in compensation from two of the UK’s largest rolled lead roofing suppliers, whose two-year price-fixing and market-sharing conspiracy allegedly forced it into bankruptcy in 2017.

09 January 2023

Limitation ruling thwarts Brazilian orange juice cartel damages claim

Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice has determined that an orange farmer is time-barred from seeking damages from a juice cartel that settled with the country’s competition authority five years ago because the enforcer never issued an infringement decision.

05 January 2023

CAT failed gatekeeping duty in ro-ro class action certification, appellate court rules

A UK appellate court has rejected requests from four vehicle shipping companies to overturn a ruling certifying a roll-on, roll-off class action claim but ordered the Competition Appeal Tribunal to reassess the proposed methodologies for calculating pass-on.

21 December 2022

Microsoft/Activision could suppress workers’ wages, lawsuit alleges

Microsoft’s proposed $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard will harm competition in more than just the high-end gaming console market and could depress wages for “top talent” in the industry, a group of video game purchasers has said.

21 December 2022

Latin American platform joins App Store complainants

South America’s largest online marketplace has complained to the Brazilian and Mexican competition authorities that Apple imposes unlawful restrictions on digital retailers.

16 December 2022

Surgical assistant association expands group boycott claims

The Association of Surgical Assistants is doubling down on its claims that the national board for certifying surgical technicians and assistants conspired with a technicians’ group to eliminate competition for educational courses.

16 December 2022

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