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Supreme Court criteria for certifying collective claims being ignored, says UK barrister

Lower courts have “moved away” from the criteria established by the UK Supreme Court in Merricks v Mastercard when certifying class action claims, counsel to the credit card company has said.

25 September 2023

UK class claimants should not expect methodology reprieves, CAT chair says

Class representatives should not routinely get a second chance to amend their methodologies for calculating loss if their claims are not certified, a chair at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has said.

22 September 2023

Google reticent on market definition in Epic Games and class action lawsuits

Google has told an Australian court that defining a relevant market in defence of two lawsuits alleging it illegally monopolises application distribution and in-app payment systems is “a little difficult to do”.

19 September 2023

“Economists instrumental in Robinson-Patman cases” – BRG professionals counter response on economic implications of Robinson-Patman Act

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While it is agreed that qualitative proof is vital to provide support for a price discrimination case, rigorous economic analysis is increasingly essential in Robinson-Patman cases.

18 September 2023

Apple claims “pure assertion” by claimant underlies UK class action methodology

Apple has urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to strike out consumer rights advocate Justin Gutmann’s proposed class action due to a “fatal mismatch” between his abuse claim and methodology for calculating loss.

12 September 2023

UK class action against Apple alleges new form of abuse, claimant argues

Justin Gutmann's proposed class action claim alleging that Apple abused its dominance by concealing battery issues from consumers constitutes a novel theory of harm, the claimant has said.

11 September 2023

Google hit with new £7.3 billion lawsuit in UK

Google has said it will “vigorously” dispute a “speculative and opportunistic” class action that claims it stifled competition in the search advertising market.

07 September 2023

Court of Appeal allows Road Haulage Association to continue its UK class action

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The Court of Appeal’s decision in a trucks cartel case highlights that the opt-in regime is alive and well, despite a parallel decision in Evans. However, the court’s solution, while pragmatic, does raise further questions – and further costs.

06 September 2023

Drug purchasers denied summary judgment in Suboxone product-hopping case

Indivior has convinced a federal judge in Philadelphia to allow it to present evidence at trial that its drug Suboxone faces competition from other opioid addiction treatments.

31 August 2023

Canadian court dismisses Amazon class action claim

Canadian claimants bringing a class action lawsuit against Amazon worth nearly €8.1 billion for alleged price-fixing agreements with retailers will appeal against a court’s ruling to deny certification.

30 August 2023

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