Topic: Class certification

UK court upholds Trucks opt-in class action certification

Road Haulage Association can proceed with its certified opt-in class action against members of the EU trucks cartel, a UK appellate court has said - rejecting a rival claimant’s bid to overturn the dismissal of its own opt-out claim.

25 July 2023

CAT stays interchange fee class actions against Mastercard and Visa

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused to certify four class action claims against Visa and Mastercard, finding that the proposed class representatives showed a concerning “casualness” in their proposed methodologies.

09 June 2023

City seeks class certification against Mallinckrodt, Express Scripts

The City of Rockford, Illinois, has sought to certify three classes of infant seizure drug purchasers that it claims were harmed by Mallinckrodt’s exclusive distribution agreement with Express Scripts.

31 May 2023

Xyrem purchasers win class certification

A California federal judge has granted class status to indirect purchasers in the Xyrem antitrust litigation, rejecting several drugmakers’ claims that many class members would remain “brand loyal” even if generic narcolepsy treatments entered the market earlier.

16 May 2023

UK appeals court expresses scepticism of third-party trucks cartelists in certification challenge

Two appellate judges have questioned why some members of the EU trucks cartel are opposing a challenge to the certification of a class action that seeks damages from them.

10 May 2023

Certified trucks cartel claim is riddled with conflicts of interest, appellants argue

UK Trucks Claim, MAN and DAF have attacked the “direct and inevitable" conflicts of interests among class members of an opt-in collective action against members of the EU trucks cartel that the UK’s specialist competition tribunal certified last June.

09 May 2023

Third Circuit reaffirms denial of Niaspan buyers’ class cert

A group of end-purchasers of cholesterol medication Niaspan cannot obtain class certification in a lawsuit against drugmakers Abbvie and Teva Pharmaceuticals, an appellate court has confirmed.

09 May 2023

NCAA says plaintiffs’ damages request would violate Title IX

The National Collegiate Athletics Association has argued that three groups of student-athletes should not get class certification because 96% of the proposed award would go to men.

03 May 2023

UK appeals court queries CAT’s “odd approach” in forex class actions

Two appellate judges today questioned if the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal was too quick to reject a pair of competing opt-out forex collective actions, while counsel to both proposed class representatives attacked the earlier judgment for being “replete with legal errors”.

25 April 2023

CAT awards Meta costs but £2.2 billion class action to continue

The UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal has ordered Liza Lovdahl Gormsen to reimburse Meta £650,000 in costs that it “pointlessly incurred” when responding to her failed certification bid, as the claimant gears up for a second attempt at proceeding with her £2.2 billion class action against the company.

28 March 2023

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