The OFT has announced that, in light of the OFT's administrative prioritisation principles, it has closed its investigation into suspected price coordination across the UK grocery sector.
The European Parliament has voted through a report expressing support for stronger enforcement of intellectual property rights throughout the European Union.
Following the Commission's Green Paper in 2005 and White Paper in 2008 on private actions for damages in antitrust cases, a draft directive in this area was prepared.
In November 2002 the Commission fined Lafarge, Gyproc, BPB and Knauf a total of 478 million for participation in a cartel on the plasterboard market in Germany, France, the UK and Benelux between 1992 to 1998.
As part of its Dairy investigation, the OFT decided to drop certain allegations against Tesco and at the same time agreed a penalty discount after Tesco notified the OFT that it does not intend to contest the OFT's provisional findings that it had breached competition law.
ThyssenKrupp Stainless AG (TKS) has lodged an appeal against the CFI (now General Court) judgment, dismissing its earlier appeal against the Commissions decision to re-adopt the alloy surcharge cartel decision.
The OFT has fined six recruitment agencies a total of £39.27 million for their involvement in price fixing and the collective boycott of another company.
The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has handed down its judgment on the issues raised by the applications of Albion and Dwr Cymru, both dated 24 November 2008, for final relief in the cases of Albion Water Limited v Water Services Regulation Authority (Interim Relief) and Albion Water Limited & Albion Water Group Limited v Water Services Regulation Authority (Dwr CymruShotton Paper).
The European Commission have indicated that they see no need to pursue MasterCard for non-compliance with a 2007 Commission decision that MasterCard's cross-border multilateral interchange fees (MIFs) were in breach of EC Treaty rules on restrictive business practices.