Category Archives: Price Squeeze

Court Dismissed Baby Formula Additives Antitrust Suit

In BNLfood Investment SARL v. Martek Biosciences Corp., Maryland District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. dismissed BNLfood Investment SARL’s antitrust suit against Martek Biosciences Corp., finding that BNLfood failed to prove that Martek had anti-competitive contracts that prevented BNLfood from entering the U.S. market for baby-food DHA and ARA additives.  Belgium-based BNLfood accused its rival, […]

Seventh Circuit Dismisses Sulfuric Acid Antitrust Class Action

In In re: Sulfuric Acid Antitrust Litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed an antitrust class action filed by sulfuric acid purchasers, accusing U.S. and Canadian sulfuric acid mining companies of price-fixing by entering into deals where the U.S. companies agreed to distribute Canadian sulfuric acid and shut down or curtail […]

Court Refuses to Dismiss Advertising Antitrust Suit

In Nexstar Broadcasting Inc. v. Granite Broadcasting Corp. et al., Northern District of Indiana Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. denied Granite Broadcasting Corp.’s motion to reconsider a denial of its motion to dismiss and a request to certify an interlocutory appeal.  In its suit, Nexstar accused Granite of restricting competition for local spot advertising in […]

Antitrust Claims Against Trojan Condom Maker Dismissed

In Church & Dwight Co. Inc. v. Mayer Laboratories Inc., Northern District of California Judge Edward M. Chen granted Trojan condommakerChurch & Dwight Co. Inc.’s motion for summary judgment, tossing antitrust claims made against it by rival Mayer Laboratories Inc.  Mayer claimed that C&D abused its dominant market position to squeeze out other competitors through […]

EU Court Upholds Telefonica Fine

The EU’s second-highest court agreed with the European Commission’s 2007 findings that Telefonica charged its competition excessive prices to access its broadband network.  The price squeeze forced rivals to charge inflated retail prices or loss money. The General Court rejected Telefonica’s position that commission erred.  “In the absence of distortions resulting from the margin squeeze,” […]