Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

CAT rejects request for Apple to disclose iPhone complaints in UK class action

Apple does not need to disclose more than 120,000 UK customer complaints as part of a proposed class action seeking damages against the company for the use of malfunctioning batteries in iPhones, the country’s specialist competition tribunal has said.

29 August 2023

Seventh Circuit revives McDonald’s no-poach lawsuit

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reinstated allegations that McDonald’s illegally restricted hiring at its franchises, recommending that a lower court allow former employees to pursue their lawsuit as a per se violation of US antitrust law.

29 August 2023

Divergent applications of FRCP Rule 23 look set to have big impact on US class action landscape

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2024

Two Ninth Circuit cases address whether Rule 23 prohibits the certification of classes that include more than a de minimis number of uninjured class members. The court’s drastically different rulings have focused attention on the application of the FRCP to class actions and antitrust enforcement more generally.

25 August 2023

Antitrust scrutiny of US labour markets intensifies

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2024

The Biden administration is turning up the heat on anti-competitive activity in the employment space, promoting federal agency rulemaking to curtail perceived harmful practices.

25 August 2023

FTC v Actavis and pricing practices spearhead rise in US pharmaceutical antitrust cases

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2024

New legislation and legal challenges in the life sciences industry are yielding a plethora of cases – specifically in regard to reverse-payment and product-hopping – grabbing the attention of leading producers and everyday consumers.

25 August 2023

Canadian purchasers settle capacitor price fixing claims

Nippon Chemi-Con and its subsidiary United Chemi-Con have agreed to pay €14.5 million to settle two separate Canadian class action claims.

24 August 2023

Axon hit with follow-on challenge from NJ town

Police gear manufacturer Axon has illegally ensured its dominance in the markets for body cameras and electroshock weapons since purchasing its “closest and only viable competitor”, a New Jersey township has alleged.

24 August 2023

Private equity firm cannot escape tuna price-fixing litigation

Bumble Bee Foods’ private equity backer may be liable for damages resulting from its role in a conspiracy to fix canned tuna prices, a federal judge in California has said.

22 August 2023

Meatpackers defeat ranchers’ price-fixing claims

A class of cattle ranchers failed to show that they have antitrust standing to bring price-fixing allegations against four major US meatpackers, a federal judge in Minnesota has said.

21 August 2023

Trucks cartel: Daimler settles with “second-wave” UK claimants

Daimler has settled UK follow-on damages claims brought by five claimants seeking compensation from the EU trucks cartel.

17 August 2023

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