Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Farmers alleged “rimless” hub-and-spoke conspiracy, John Deere says

A proposed class of farmers have doomed their antitrust claims by only targeting John Deere and not its dealerships, the agricultural equipment manufacturer has said.

13 December 2022

Spanish courts are not ATMs in trucks cartel claims, appellate panel says

An appellate court in Valencia has rebuked a lower court for awarding damages in a follow-on Trucks claim against AB Volvo based on a widely-accepted 5% overcharge, warning that judges are not ATMs and must demand proper evidence to support such quantifications of harm.

12 December 2022

Shuttle bus alleges Port Authority-approved monopoly at JFK airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has bestowed a monopoly on a busing service for employee transportation at part of John F Kennedy Airport, despite the company’s history of illegal conduct, a rival has said.

09 December 2022

Ontario court throws out class action against hotel booking platforms

A provincial court in Ontario has dismissed a proposed class action against Booking, Expedia and several other online hotel booking platforms for allegedly infringing Canada’s competition law by displaying misleading search results, ruling the plaintiffs failed to prove a financial loss.

08 December 2022

Google evades advertising algorithm suit

A California federal court correctly scrapped a stock image provider’s claims that Google illegally monopolised the online search advertising market, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has said.

08 December 2022

BT unlawfully exploits customer dependency, rival tells CMA

UK broadband company CityFibre has accused a subsidiary of telecommunications giant BT of adopting an “aggressive strategy” to limit competition in the market for fibre optic broadband.

07 December 2022

Ticketmaster violated consent order, Taylor Swift fans claim

A group of Taylor Swift fans is suing Ticketmaster for allegedly harming competition in the online ticketing sector and violating the consent order behind its merger with Live Nation.

06 December 2022

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

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