CASE COMMENTS : PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT – CLASS ACTION – CERTIFICATION – SHERMAN ACT – MONOPOLIZATION

USA : The Supreme Court of the United States rejects Antitrust Suits and sets Higher Bar for Class Certification (Comcast Corp., v. Behrend)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a decision of March 27, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a class action against Comcast, the largest national cable television operator (Comcast Corp. et al., v. Behrend et al. , No. 11-864, U.S. Sup. Ct, March 27, 2013). At first glance, the debates revolve mainly around purely procedural issues. But behind these very technical issues that are decided, the antitrust implications are important: the Federal High Court seems to restrict the possibilities for plaintiffs to obtain certification of their class in the class action procedure. The origin of the case and the decisions of the courts on the merits In this case, subscribers accused Comcast

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Jean-Christophe Roda, USA : The Supreme Court of the United States rejects Antitrust Suits and sets Higher Bar for Class Certification (Comcast Corp., v. Behrend), May 2013, Concurrences N° 2-2013, Art. N° 51619, p. 195

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