Topic: Collective actions

Tribunal orders disclosure of French Apple decision in UK class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ordered Apple to turn over a decision that led to a €25 million settlement with France’s consumer protection authority, as it may contain vital evidence for an abuse of dominance claim against the company.

22 November 2022

Disney illegally requires streaming rivals to offer ESPN, subscribers allege

The Walt Disney Company has used its control of Hulu and ESPN to inflate online television streaming prices, a proposed class action lawsuit has alleged.

22 November 2022

Behavioural economist to give novel evidence in UK class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has allowed a behavioural economist to provide an expert witness statement for the first time in a collective action, as a class of claimants seeks to clarify the losses allegedly caused by telecommunications company BT.

21 November 2022

UK tribunal considers communications ban in ro-ro class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal is deciding for the first time what kind of communications can be sent by defendants to members of a class action, after several shipping companies contacted purchasers of roll on, roll off services two weeks before an opt out deadline.

17 November 2022

UK tribunal adds season ticket holders to train operators class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has granted a request by Justin Gutmann to include season ticket holders in his £93 million collective action against a pair of train operators for allegedly overcharging commuters travelling outside of London.

11 November 2022

Mastercard claims CAT had “ulterior” motive for expanding Merricks class action

Mastercard has accused the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal of being influenced by public interest considerations in allowing Walter Merricks to amend his multi-billion pound class action claim against the credit card company to include millions of additional claimants.

03 November 2022

CAT allows appeal against first-ever opt-in certification ruling

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has stayed an opt-in collective damages claim against members of the EU trucks cartel to allow a competing claimant group to challenge its certification decision.

31 October 2022

Canadian court certifies HDD class action claim

A Canadian court has allowed a nationwide class of plaintiffs to bring a collective damages claim against several members of the international hard disc drive suspension cartel.

13 October 2022

Class actions brought on behalf of businesses face “rocky road”, barrister warns

A significant difference in how the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has treated class action claims brought on behalf of consumers and businesses means the latter likely face a “rocky road” in future, a leading competition barrister has said.

06 October 2022

Canadian court sends Amazon claims to arbitration

Canada’s Federal Court has ordered Amazon purchasers to arbitrate their claims that the online retailer’s “fair pricing” policy amounts to price-fixing.

05 October 2022

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