Cartel under Investigation in Rail brakes


The Railways Coach Factory (RCF) at Kapurthala, Punjab has alleged cartel formation by suppliers of rail braking systems in its complaint to the Competition Commission of India (CCI). It said that Knorr Bremse and Faiveley Transport, two railway brake manufacturers submitted identical bids for a tender to supply axle mounted disk brake systems on three separate occasions in 2011. The brake systems were intended for use in AC and non AC coaches and power cars used in the Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains. The CCI has agreed that there is a prima facie case and sent the complaint to the Director General for further investigation.

An article on the original abuse of dominance case


An article on the original abuse of dominance case against DLF written by Madhav Dar was published in the November 2016 issue of Competition Law Reports which is available at the link below:
Incomplete Contracts: An Analysis Of The Dlf Case
This piece explains at length our position on the DLF case, namely that no Abuse of Dominance has been carried out by DLF though there maybe some other anticompetitive acts performed by them. It points out that the Apartment Buyers Agreement is an incomplete contract and suggests that DLF has taken advantage of this feature in the classical way suggested by Incomplete Contracting Theory (ICT). It also deals with the issue of jurisdiction in the case.

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