Work Area: Vertical Restraints

UnitedHealth economist: no incentive to misuse Change’s data

It would not be profitable for UnitedHealth to use Change Healthcare’s data to spy on rival insurers, an economist testifying on behalf of UnitedHealth Group has said.

16 August 2022

UnitedHealth deal likely to reduce innovation, academic testifies

UnitedHealth’s acquisition of Change Healthcare would likely reduce innovation for health insurance, the Department of Justice’s hired economic expert has said.

10 August 2022

UK tribunal annuls CMA’s first-ever MFN infringement decision

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has overturned the Competition and Markets Authority’s £17.9 million fine against CompareTheMarket, in a judgment that sets aside the agency’s first-ever decision to punish the use of most-favoured-nation clauses.

09 August 2022

Cosmetics company settles RPM probe in Turkey

The Turkish Competition Authority has settled a probe into a cosmetics supplier after the company admitted to setting the online resale prices of its products for at least five years.

08 August 2022

UPDATE: CMA sends warning letters to light fittings resellers

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has written to over 200 light fittings resellers about its concerns over potential resale price maintenance agreements, which local lawyers say demonstrates the agency’s commitment to enforce against such conduct.

08 August 2022

Visa and Mastercard hit with interim measures in LatAm fintech probe

Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has joined a Chilean court in ordering Visa and Mastercard to stop threatening sanctions on banks that use rival transaction processing services to simplify international payments and save on hefty fees.

01 August 2022

Hong Kong poised to accept commitments in car distributors warranty probe

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has proposed accepting commitments offered by seven car distributors to remove warranty restrictions that force customers to carry out maintenance and repair services at authorised centres.

01 August 2022

Greece confirms first vertical restraints settlements

Greece’s Competition Commission has settled vertical restraints cases for the first time after four garden tool importers and distributors admitted to separately setting minimum resale prices for up to six years.

25 July 2022

Ban on third-party competitions protected speed skating from becoming a “betting spectacle”, governing body tells ECJ

A judge at the European Court of Justice has grilled the International Skating Union on whether its purported intent to prevent betting in speed skating is sufficiently “at the heart of the sport”, as the association sought to justify its restrictions on third-party events.

13 July 2022

Fender hit with first UK RPM class action

A consumer rights advocate has filed the UK’s first proposed collective action seeking damages for alleged resale price maintenance, with a claim against Fender that follows on from the instrument maker’s £4.5 million fine from the country’s antitrust enforcer.

06 July 2022

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