Topic: Class certification

UPDATED: CAT president declines to invite CMA to join Meta certification process

The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has decided not to ask the country’s antitrust authority to intervene in the certification proceedings for a £2.3 billion proposed class action against Meta Platforms, although he encouraged the agency to join future private litigation if it “has something to say” in the public interest.

01 February 2023

Meta resists certification of “onerous” UK class action

Counsel to Meta Platforms has attacked the claimant’s methodology in a £2.3 billion proposed class action before the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, calling the claim an “onerous piece of litigation” that ignores the value users place on the social media service.

31 January 2023

CAT questions loss to class in Meta collective action

The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has questioned how claimants in a £2.3 billion class action claim against Meta will prove the company’s alleged illegal exploitation of its users’ data caused monetary loss to the class.

30 January 2023

Court refuses to dismiss class action challenging real estate commissions

A federal district court has refused to dismiss a class action claim accusing the National Association of Realtors and four real estate brokers of conspiring to inflate commissions paid to realtors in home sales.

20 December 2022

Ontario court throws out class action against hotel booking platforms

A provincial court in Ontario has dismissed a proposed class action against Booking, Expedia and several other online hotel booking platforms for allegedly infringing Canada’s competition law by displaying misleading search results, ruling the plaintiffs failed to prove a financial loss.

08 December 2022

First Norwegian antitrust class action heads to top court

Norway’s Supreme Court will decide whether to allow a consumer association to act as the class representative in the country’s first-ever antitrust class action against a home alarm cartel, after two lower courts rejected the claim over its funding.

02 December 2022

Switzerland: Class actions – litigation, policy and latest developments

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02 December 2022

United Kingdom: Class actions – litigation, policy and latest developments

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02 December 2022

Spain: Class actions – litigation, policy and latest developments

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02 December 2022

Germany: Class actions – litigation, policy and latest developments

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02 December 2022

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