Topic: Class certification

Split Ninth Circuit reverses certification of tuna classes

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has vacated the certification of three classes of tuna purchasers alleging a price-fixing conspiracy after determining that a lower court failed to fully evaluate whether a large portion of class members ever suffered harm.

07 April 2021

CAT set to approve UK’s first-ever competition class action claim

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has all but confirmed it will certify the country’s first-ever competition class action claim, although Mastercard has asked the tribunal to limit the scope of damages being sought by proposed class representative Walter Merricks.

26 March 2021

Mastercard concedes ground in class action certification dispute

Mastercard has confirmed to the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal that it does not oppose the certification of Walter Merricks’ competition damages claim in its entirety.

25 March 2021

UK ro-ro class action claim listed for November

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has delayed a class certification hearing relating to the EU roll-on roll-off shipping cartel to November over concerns that listing it earlier would leave some defendant counsel unable to attend.

19 March 2021

Proposed UK collective action is ideal opt-out damages claim, plaintiff alleges

Refusing to certify a proposed standalone class action against two train operators would knock out an “entire genre” of cases from the UK’s collective proceedings regime “before it gets going”, counsel to the claimant has told the country’s specialist competition tribunal.

12 March 2021

Proposed collective action is not a competition case, defendant train operators say

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has questioned an expert economist on why a proposed collective action against two train operators could lead to £98 million in damages, as the defendants allege that the case is a consumer protection claim masquerading as antitrust.

11 March 2021

CAT urged not to certify first standalone opt-out damages claim

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal should not certify a proposed £98 million collective action against two train operators because the claimant has no realistic workable method of determining which proposed class members actually suffered loss, the defendants have argued.

10 March 2021

UK tribunal hears first class certification bid since Merricks

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has begun hearing the first application for a collective proceedings order since the Supreme Court’s landmark Merricks ruling, as a consumer rights advocate seeks to certify his standalone opt-out damages claim against two UK rail companies.

09 March 2021

DAF loses bid to quash truck claimants' funding arrangements

A UK appellate court has denied DAF’s attempt to strike out funding arrangements for two proposed class action claims seeking damages arising from its participation in the high profile Trucks cartel.

08 March 2021

Estimated £480 million class action claim filed against Qualcomm

UK-based consumer rights group Which? has filed a stand-alone opt-out class action claim against Qualcomm on behalf of an estimated 29 million consumers, who it says overpaid for mobile phones because of the chipmaker’s alleged abuse of dominance.

25 February 2021

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