Damages Actions

UK tribunal ordered to re-examine class certification in MasterCard claim

UK tribunal ordered to re-examine class certification in MasterCard claim

16 April 2019

A previously rejected application to certify a £14 billion opt-out class action against MasterCard has been sent back to the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal for reconsideration, after an appellate court ruled that the tribunal’s initial analysis was too vigorous and premature.

Google hit with first shopping follow-on case

Google hit with first shopping follow-on case

15 April 2019

Online price comparison service Idealo has become the first company to file a damages claim based on the EU’s 2017 decision that Google illegally promoted its own comparison shopping service ahead of its rivals.

National rules time-barring competition claims can violate EU law, General Court says

National rules time-barring competition claims can violate EU law, General Court says

28 March 2019

The EU’s General Court has said that a Portuguese law barring follow-on damages claims filed over three years after the anticompetitive conduct occurred is incompatible with EU law because it makes damages excessively difficult to collect.

French appeal court rejects predatory pricing claim

French appeal court rejects predatory pricing claim

19 March 2019

A dessert maker’s stand-alone abuse of dominance claim lacked evidence and relied solely on the result of a pending government investigation, a French appeal court has ruled.

Tribunal “overstepped bounds”, Merricks claimants argue

Tribunal “overstepped bounds”, Merricks claimants argue

06 February 2019

Claimants in the interchange fee follow-on litigation say that a specialist UK tribunal that denied them class certification expected them to supply more data than was legally required.

Trucks claims worth over €700 million filed in Spain

Trucks claims worth over €700 million filed in Spain

01 February 2019

Spanish law firm Caamaño Concheiro & Seoane has begun filing thousands of claims in the Spanish courts, seeking follow-on damages as a result of the European trucks cartel.

Air cargo claimants lose appeal

Air cargo claimants lose appeal

29 January 2019

A UK appeals court has confirmed that claimants seeking follow-on damages as a result of the air cargo cartel cannot claim for collusion that affected certain flight routes before new EU competition rules became effective in 2004.

Israeli judge approves Coca Cola class action

Israeli judge approves Coca Cola class action

21 January 2019

An Israeli court has certified a standalone class action against Coca Cola, which is accused of abusing its dominant position in the soft drinks market by setting excessive prices.

AG Kokott clarifies scope of damages claims

AG Kokott clarifies scope of damages claims

17 January 2019

The EU Damages Directive only applies to claims that were brought in a member state after it implemented the directive and that relate to conduct that occurred after the directive was issued, an advocate general to the European Court of Justice has said.

BA should be liable for earliest cartel conduct, claimants argue

BA should be liable for earliest cartel conduct, claimants argue

15 January 2019

Claimants against the air cargo cartel have argued that they should be able to claim damages from British Airways dating back three years earlier than a UK trial court had ruled.