Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Wave machine designers lose summary judgment bid

Two waterpark attraction companies must face allegations that they illegally monopolised the market for certain wave-making technology, a California federal judge has ruled.

12 July 2023

Dutch court trims air cargo claims

A Dutch court has blocked dozens of subsidiaries from Unilever, Siemens, Parker Hannifin and ZF Group from claiming damages from the EU air cargo cartel, ruling two claims vehicles failed to present sufficient evidence the companies purchased freight forwarding services.

11 July 2023

Paul Hastings nabs heads of rival firm

Litigators Ryan Phair and Craig Lee have joined the partnership at Paul Hastings after spending the past four years as co-chairs of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s antitrust practice.

11 July 2023

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

Unlock unlimited access to all Global Competition Review content