Topic: Class certification

Gormsen attacks Meta’s “cowardly approach” in revised class action

It would be “profoundly unjust” and “premature” for the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to dismiss Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s revised class action claim against Meta, counsel to the claimant has argued.

09 January 2024

Meta pokes holes in Gormsen’s revised class action

Meta has urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal not to certify Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s revised class action claim, saying it is merely a “repackaged” form of the original in certain aspects and the methodology is “divorced from reality”.

08 January 2024

Caustic soda purchasers denied class certification

Chemical companies alleging they overpaid for a key soap component cannot litigate their claims as a class after a New York federal judge found “fundamental” errors in the analysis of their hired economist.

04 January 2024

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

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22 November 2023

Revised funding arrangement in UK class action still unenforceable, Sony claims

A revised litigation funding agreement for a proposed opt-out standalone class action claim against Sony seeking approximately £6 billion remains unenforceable following PACCAR, counsel to the company has said.

09 October 2023

Economic experts urged to “make good” on their duty to assist courts

Expert witnesses must remember that their primary duty is to assist the courts, despite their "natural" and "instinctive" urge to please their instructing clients, a member of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has said.

05 October 2023

Supreme Court criteria for certifying collective claims being ignored, says UK barrister

Lower courts have “moved away” from the criteria established by the UK Supreme Court in Merricks v Mastercard when certifying class action claims, counsel to the credit card company has said.

25 September 2023

UK class claimants should not expect methodology reprieves, CAT chair says

Class representatives should not routinely get a second chance to amend their methodologies for calculating loss if their claims are not certified, a chair at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has said.

22 September 2023

Apple claims “pure assertion” by claimant underlies UK class action methodology

Apple has urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to strike out consumer rights advocate Justin Gutmann’s proposed class action due to a “fatal mismatch” between his abuse claim and methodology for calculating loss.

12 September 2023

UK class action against Apple alleges new form of abuse, claimant argues

Justin Gutmann's proposed class action claim alleging that Apple abused its dominance by concealing battery issues from consumers constitutes a novel theory of harm, the claimant has said.

11 September 2023

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