Uber Eats, Postmates, Grubhub and DoorDash face proposed class action lawsuit over charging exorbitant fees midst coronavirus pandemic

In a proposed class action suit filed in Manhattan federal court, three customers have sued GrubHub, Postmates, DoorDash, and Uber Eats for allegedly exploiting their dominance in restaurant meal deliveries to impose fees that consumers ultimately bear through higher menu prices; this includes the current timeframe of the coronavirus pandemic when most U.S. cities are…

Colombia orders Uber to cease ride-hailing services citing violation of competition rules

Following a ruling by a judge that Uber’s ride hailing services in Colombia is in violation of competition rules, Colombia has ordered Uber to cease its ride-hailing operations in the country. The court order came in the wake of a lawsuit filed by COTECH SA against against Uber alleging that the U.S. company had the…

Germany’s Federal Office of Justice fines Facebook for $2.26 million

Facebook was fined since it had presented incorrect data on its transporency report on illegal content on its social media platform. In a significant development, German authorities have fined levied a fine of $2.26 million (2 million euros) on Facebook for providing a “distorted picture of the amount of illegal content on the social media…

Qualcomm’s licensing practices are in violation of U.S. antitrust law – court ruling

The ruling has significant ramifications for Qualcomm. The U.S. chipmaker has yet to disclose whether it will go on an appeal. In what is likely to be a landmark ruling, a U.S. judged has ruled that Qualcomm Inc has unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for cellphone chips and used its dominant position to impose…

Amazon.com’s smart speaker business coule be probed by FTC

Amazon.com’s alleged data collection through its smart speakers of children is in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In a potentially significant development, 4 senators from the United States have urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon.com’s smart speaker which target children. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Edward J. Markey, Josh Hawley and…