Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Israel’s Antitrust Authority has proposed amendments to the country’s antitrust law that will broaden its powers and help boost private enforcement.
Friday, 15 March 2013
New legislation has been proposed in Korea to open the door to private antitrust damages lawsuits, a Fair Trade Commission official announced today. Faaez Samadi in Singapore
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Joaquín Almunia says he will draft legislation to address the contrast between public and private enforcement in the next months, while warning telecoms companies against national mergers.
Friday, 8 February 2013
In a case before the European Court of Justice that builds on issues raised by Pfleiderer, Niilo Jääskinen, one of the court’s advocate generals, has confirmed that national courts must decide whether leniency documents can be disclosed.
Monday, 3 December 2012
Eddy de Smijter, deputy head of DG Comp’s private enforcement unit, has defended the European Commission’s decision not to consider the awarding of compensation to victims of antitrust violations as a mitigating circumstance when calculating fines. Stefano Berra in Brussels
Friday, 12 October 2012
The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has backed a lower court ruling that price-fixing claims filed by indirect purchasers of air cargo services were “expressly pre-empted” by the Federal Aviation Act, which shields airlines from state laws.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Italy’s Antitrust Authority has asked the country’s government to grant leniency applicants full immunity from criminal actions and partial immunity from follow-on claims for damages.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Finland’s largest ever damages claim trial for a competition infringement has started, as the country’s government and several municipalities demand €120 million in compensation from an asphalt cartel.
Monday, 17 September 2012
A European Commission official in charge of private enforcement has criticised the EU Court of Justice’s Pfleiderer ruling for introducing “unpredictability” to the commission’s enforcement programme and urged the EU parliament to settle the matter with new legislation. Stefano Berra in Florence.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
A Brazilian court has dismissed antitrust claims against search leader Google after finding that there is extensive competition in the online search market, and that its power in the market cannot be “mistaken for a monopoly”.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
A Canadian court has agreed to pause the private prosecution of airlines allegedly involved in a scheme to fix surcharges for air cargo transportation while waiting for the country’s Supreme Court to resolve questions about who can sue for antitrust damages.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
A German appellate court has refused to disclose a leniency application to potential claimants for follow-on damages in a coffee cartel case, confirming a lower court’s approach to the Pfleiderer ruling.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Lawyers defending a closed merger between pharmacy rivals Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions have won their attempt to dismiss most of a private antitrust lawsuit against the deal, but must still face claims that the deal may harm the market for some specialised drugs.
Friday, 24 August 2012
A California state appeals court has agreed that allegations of a price-fixing conspiracy among the largest drug makers in the US have no merit, siding with a lower court’s decision to end an antitrust case against the companies.
Thursday, 2 August 2012
The Court of Appeal of England & Wales has overturned a Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) decision that limited the timespan for private plaintiffs to bring follow-on claims against a participant in the graphite cartel.