Compensation Commission of India

CCI finds coal and sand transportation companies contravening Competition Law

Western Coalfields Limited Vs. SSV Coal Carriers Private Limited & others (Competition Commission of India)

Competition Commission of India finds conduct and practice of coal and sand transportation companies to be in contravention of the Competition Law; The parties have been directed to cease and desist from indulging in anti-competitive conduct; A total penalty of Rs. 11,81,71,260 imposed on the ten parties; Penalty also imposed on the eight...

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No predatory pricing by WhatsApp by not charging any subscription fee

Shri Vinod Kumar Gupta, Chartered Accountant Vs. WhatsApp Inc. (Competition Commission of India)

The Informant is stated to be a Chartered Accountant and has filed the present information on behalf of Fight for Transparency Society. As per the information, OP is a provider of consumer communication services via a mobile app called ‘WhatsApp’ which is a proprietary, cross-platform,, encrypted instant messaging services for smartph...

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CCI imposes penalty for anti-competitive conduct on Hyundai Motor

Fx Enterprise Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Hyundai Motor India Limited (Competition Commission of India)

CCI issues order against Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) for anti-competitive conduct, imposes penalty of Rs. 87 crore for the anti-competitive conduct....

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Free Services by Reliance Jio is not Anti-Competitive: CCI

Bharti Airtel Limited Vs. Reliance Industries Limited & Other (Competition Commission of India)

Commission notes that providing free services cannot by itself raise competition concerns unless the same is offered by a dominant enterprise and shown to be tainted with an anti-competitive objective of excluding competition/ competitors, which does not seem to be the case in the instant matter as the relevant market is characterised by ...

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Malayalam Movie Artist Association & others violated Competition Law

Shri T. G. Vinayakumar Vs. Association of Malayalam Movie Artists & Others (Competition Commission of India)

CCI finds the conduct and practice of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA), Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA), FEFKA Director’s Union, FEFKA Production Executive’s Union and their five Office Bearers to be in contravention of the Competition Law. The Informant, T. G. Vinayakumar, a movie director, had approached CCI...

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No anti-competitive act by Apple in granting exclusive selling right of iPhone to few mobile operators -CCI

Sonam Sharma Vs Apple Inc. USA (Competition Commission of India)

In this case, it is found that a consumer interested in buying an iPhone is tied to one of the two mobile networks i.e. Airtel or Vodafone. It is worth noting that at the time of launch of iPhone in India, Apple did not have an outlet to sell its iPhone, a high-end smartphone. Instead of investing money on creating sales and service outle...

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Rating Agency held guity of discrimination for not measuring its TRP in rural areas

Prasar Bharti (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Vs TAM Media Research (P.) Ltd. (Compitition Commission of India)

Next issue to be considered is whether there was prima facie abuse of dominant position by OP. Section 4 of the Competition Act provides that there shall be an abuse of a dominant position, if an enterprise directly and indirectly discriminates in providing services to the customers or restricts technical development relating to services ...

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Lakme can’t be guilty of abusing its dominant position when innumerable other players also exist in market

Karan Sehgal Vs Lakme Lever (P.) Ltd. (Compensation Commission of India)

By no stretch of imagination, Lakme can be considered as dominant either in the geographical market of Delhi or of Gurgaon. There are innumerable branded and non-branded saloons exclusively for women in Delhi alone looking at the population of Delhi being 1.26 crore and the same is the situation with regard to the number of exclusive salo...

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Company not having dominant position in relevant market can’t abuse it

Automobiles Dealers Association Vs Global Automobiles (Competition Commission of India)

GAL is not enjoying the position of dominance in the relevant market on any of the parameters and factors given in section 19(4). GAL is not found to be in a dominant position in terms of the market share, market structure, size and resources, dependence of consumers etc. Thus, when the GAL is not in a dominant position in the relevant ma...

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