Topic: Collective actions

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

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

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

Interchange fee dispute reveals flaws in CAT rules

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal is preparing to reform its procedural rules for the first time since 2015, its president has said.

11 February 2021

Merricks to argue deceased consumers should be included in Mastercard claim

Walter Merricks' counsel will argue at a class certification hearing next month that consumers who allegedly suffered loss as a result of Mastercard’s illegal interchange fees but have since died should be included in his class action claim.

05 February 2021

Kenya proposes easing cooperation rules

Kenya’s antitrust watchdog plans to allow competitor collaborations in certain “economic priority sectors” over the next two years to help spearhead post-covid-19 economic recovery.

04 February 2021

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