Moscow court returns lawsuit against antimonopoly watchdog to MegaFon
MOSCOW, August 18 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Commercial Court has returned a lawsuit filed by one of the largest mobile operators in Russia, MegaFon, against the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) to the plaintiff, according to commercial courts’ database.
The lawsuit was lodged on August 15; reasons for its return are currently unknown.
In late July, the watchdog opened antimonopoly cases against MTS, MegaFon, VimpelCom (Beeline brand) and T2 Mobile (Tele2 brand) over alleged violation of competition legislation. The cases will be considered in late September.
Earlier, the watchdog announced that actions of MTS, MegaFon, VimpelCom (Beeline brand) and T2 Mobile (Tele2 brand) may have violated the competition law by setting different prices for mobile phone service in customer’s home region and in roaming on the territory of Russia.
The watchdog issued warnings to the mobile operators prompting them to eliminate unreasonable difference in prices.
On Monday, MegaFon announced that it plans to file a claim against FAS to declare the watchdog’s order illegal.