Topic: Standalone claims

Landmark class action claim targets wastewater companies

Law firm Leigh Day plans to file the UK’s first-ever "environmental" collective action against several wastewater companies accused of breaching the country's antitrust rules, a week after an economic consultancy urged the country’s competition authority to open a probe based on the same allegations.

24 November 2022

Canadian court says it has jurisdiction over proposed e-cigarette class action

A court in British Columbia has rejected an application by e-cigarette company Altria seeking to dismiss a proposed class action alleging it colluded with rival Juul to design and market vaping products, ruling it can hear claims based on damages suffered in the province even if a company does not conduct any business in Canada.

18 October 2022

CAT rejects banks’ request for early ruling on limitation defences in UK forex claim

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed a request from several major banks accused of manipulating foreign exchange rates to hold a separate trial on their statute of limitation defences, finding that their arguments are not a “slam dunk” and would cause considerable delay to a parallel case.

12 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

Heineken should face damages claim from Greek brewery in Dutch courts, local AG says

Heineken’s Greek subsidiary should have foreseen that it could be sued in the jurisdiction where its parent company is based when it infringed competition rules in Greece, an advocate-general at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands has said.

07 September 2022

Sony faces £5 billion competition class action in the UK

A consumer rights advocate is seeking up to £5 billion in damages from Sony on behalf of nine million consumers that allegedly overpaid for digital games or in-game content when making purchases from the PlayStation Store.

22 August 2022

Former CMA chair files first UK crypto competition class action claim

Lord David Currie, former chair of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, has filed the country’s first proposed collective antitrust action in the digital assets market, seeking over £9.9 billion in damages from four leading cryptocurrency exchanges.

04 August 2022

Israeli Supreme Court modifies excessive pricing test in landmark Coca-Cola decision

The Supreme Court of Israel has ordered a district court to reassess its decision to certify a class action claim accusing Coca-Cola of excessive pricing, while it also confirmed for the first time that collective actions can be based on such infringements.

27 July 2022

Objections to boundary fares class certification are premature, Gutmann argues

Criticism of Justin Gutmann’s proposed methodology for proving that around three million train passengers were double-charged for parts of their journeys is overblown and can be resolved at trial, his counsel has told a UK appellate court.

15 June 2022

Train operators urge UK appellate court to undo class certification

Two train companies facing a £93 million collective action for allegedly double-charging some passengers on journeys to and from London have attacked the lead claimant’s proposed methodology in their bid to overturn the lawsuit’s certification.

14 June 2022

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