Topic: Class certification

UK tribunal certifies fourth class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has certified the country’s fourth opt-out collective action, allowing a claim for up to £150 million to proceed against shipping companies found to have fixed prices for roll-on, roll-off vehicle transportation services.

21 February 2022

A Q&A with Justin Le Patourel

Justin Le Patourel’s damages claim against telecoms company BT became only the second class action to be certified by the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal in September 2021. Ahead of an appeal hearing scheduled for next month, Le Patourel spoke to GCR about the case, his experience of the UK’s class action regime, the importance of opt-out claims for especially vulnerable consumers and the creation of a network of UK-based class representatives.

18 February 2022

Canadian judge deems class action well-baked

A Toronto court has certified two classes of packaged bread purchasers that accuse Canada’s top food producers and retailers of participating in a 16-year price-fixing conspiracy – but stopped short of certifying any umbrella purchasers.

04 January 2022

Funding arrangements can have legal privilege, Apple claimant argues

A claimant seeking to bring an antitrust class action against Apple is refusing to reveal aspects of her litigation funding arrangements, protesting that such disclosure could give the defendant a “tactical advantage”.

14 December 2021

Roll-on, roll-off cartelists dispute viability of UK class action

Members of the roll-on, roll-off shipping cartel have urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to reject a £150 million proposed class action against them because the class representative’s suggested methodology “cannot establish loss at all”.

30 November 2021

Roll-on, roll-off class action seeks certification in UK

A consumer rights advocate has urged the UK’s specialist competition tribunal to certify his proposed £150 million class action against members of the roll-on, roll-off shipping cartel, while rejecting criticism about the methodology used to assess causation and loss.

29 November 2021

Qualcomm drops jurisdiction challenge against £480 million UK class action claim

Qualcomm won’t challenge the jurisdiction of a proposed UK class action claim filed against the chipmaker, after previously arguing that the dispute cannot be heard before the country’s courts as the company’s alleged abuse of dominance did not cause loss to local consumers.

04 November 2021

CAT certifies third-ever UK competition class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has certified its third-ever class action, authorising Justin Gutmann to lead a £93 million standalone abuse of dominance claim against two UK train operators for allegedly overcharging passengers for travelcard train tickets.

19 October 2021

Don’t expect UK class action settlements soon, local lawyer says

A UK competition lawyer has warned it may take some time before the country’s class action regime approves its first settlement, as the procedure is a “very public process”.

04 October 2021

UK tribunal certifies first excessive pricing class action

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has certified its second-ever class action, allowing a claim to proceed that seeks €469 million in damages from BT for allegedly overcharging 2.3 million landline service customers.

27 September 2021

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