Antitrust Antitrust

Footwear seller's competition-law claim not suitable for fast-tracking, UK judge says

By Simon Zekaria
  • 10 Jun 2021 11:32
  • 10 Jun 2021 11:32
Online shoe retailer Rest & Play Footwear’s antitrust damages claim against wholesaler George Rye & Sons over allegations of unlawful price maintenance isn’t suitable to be fast-tracked, a UK judge has said today.

The suit, filed at the UK's specialized competition court, alleges that George Rye & Sons broke competition rules

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Simon Zekaria

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Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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