Topic: Class certification

CAT certifies first UK competition class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has issued its highly-anticipated decision certifying the country’s first-ever antitrust class action, designating Walter Merricks as the representative to lead the multi-billion pound claim against Mastercard.

18 August 2021

UK Forex class actions will collapse if not pursued as opt-out claims, counsel argues

Neither of the proposed claimants seeking to bring collective damages actions against members of the Forex cartel will pursue opt-in claims if their bids for opt-out certification fail, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has heard.

16 July 2021

CAT chairman questions alleged effects of Forex cartel

The UK judge overseeing two proposed class actions against members of the Forex cartel has laid out his initial concerns about both claimants’ theories of harm.

15 July 2021

Banks urge UK tribunal to avoid opt-out route in Forex cartel claims

Neither of the proposed UK class actions seeking damages from members of the Forex cartel should proceed on an opt-out basis, the defendant banks have argued.

14 July 2021

Forex cartel had marketwide impact on every currency trade, UK tribunal told

Banks that rigged foreign exchange rates for specific currency trades also tacitly colluded on pricing strategies, affecting other trades between different customers and banks that were not part of the conspiracy, an expert economist has told the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal.

13 July 2021

UK class action claim accuses train operator of inflating ticket prices

An English law firm is bringing an opt-out class action claim on behalf of around one million consumers against a train operator that allegedly inflated ticket prices on the London to Brighton train route.

07 July 2021

Trucks association cuts claim period in hopes of class certification

The Road Haulage Association has offered to shave five years off its proposed claim period as it tries to convince the UK’s specialist competition tribunal to certify its collective action against members of the EU trucks cartel.

27 April 2021

CAT will certify only one trucks class action, Roth says

The president of the UK’s specialist competition tribunal has warned that only one of the two competing collective actions pending against members of the EU trucks cartel will be allowed to proceed.

21 April 2021

Truck manufacturers urge UK tribunal to reject class actions

Both of the proposed collective actions pending in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal against members of the EU trucks cartel are “manifestly unfit” for certification, counsel to the truck manufacturers has argued.

20 April 2021

UK tribunal hears competing certification bids in trucks litigation

A road hauliers’ trade association and a purposely-formed claims management company are facing off in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal as they each attempt to obtain class certification for their respective proposed collective proceedings against members of the EU trucks cartel.

19 April 2021

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