Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Chicken processors to face sprawling price-fixing lawsuit

Pilgrim’s Pride, Tyson Foods and nine other poultry processors must face allegations that they fixed prices and restricted supply of broiler chickens, a federal judge has ruled.

05 July 2023

Servier fails in bid to revive mitigation defence in UK damages claim

A UK appellate court has rejected Servier’s claim that national health authorities should have mitigated the alleged loss they're seeking to recover in an antitrust damages action against the drugmaker.

03 July 2023

Canadian courts approve €54.3 million in auto parts cartel settlements

More than 30 auto parts makers and distributors have agreed to pay roughly €54.3 million to settle 23 class actions that claim they allegedly fixed prices for parts installed in new vehicles for nearly two decades.

30 June 2023

Greece: Amended Antitrust Law and increased cooperation fuel Hellenic Competition Commission’s proactive enforcement

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2024

Targeted legislative changes and a focus on partnerships with regulatory authorities are shaping Greece’s antitrust regime, influencing its protections against anticompetitive behaviour, abuse of dominance and improper mergers.

30 June 2023

Cyprus: CPC promotes healthy competition with fresh legislation, impactful antitrust rulings and public advocacy

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2024

Impactful amendments to Cypriot competition and control laws, critical decisions in antitrust cases involving key industries like pharmaceuticals and agriculture, and increased consumer awareness of the need for robust competition are helping the Competition Authority of Cyprus build a culture of compliance.

30 June 2023

France: Pedagogical approach of courts and increased FCA enforcement contribute to rise in private antitrust litigation

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2024

France is rapidly become an attractive destination for private antitrust litigation thanks to legislative changes boosting the FCA’s enforcement capability and French courts’ provision of useful guidance for claimants and defendants.

30 June 2023

Gamers’ bid to block Microsoft/Activision survives

Video game purchasers may proceed with their lawsuit seeking to block Microsoft’s $69 billion purchase of Activision, a federal judge in San Francisco has ruled.

29 June 2023

Judge rejects chess star’s $100 million boycott case

A Missouri federal court has thrown out claims that the world’s best chess player conspired with the leading chess platform to blacklist a rising star after a surprising upset at a tournament last year.

29 June 2023

CAT orders disclosure of CMA warning in Apple class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has authorised Justin Gutmann to rely on a letter authored by the country’s antitrust enforcer in his claim against Apple that raised concerns about the latter’s transparency around software updates affecting phone performance.

28 June 2023

CVS seeks dismissal of hospital’s tying claims

A Pennsylvania hospital cannot gerrymander its allegations of an illegal tie to just CVS entities, the healthcare company has said.

27 June 2023

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