Topic: Class certification

CAT stays train operator class action over expert withdrawal

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has stayed a £400 million opt-out abuse of dominance collective action against Govia Thameslink Railway and will decide this summer whether to revoke certification after the claimants’ expert economist withdrew from the case.

28 March 2023

New plaintiff takes over Jiffy Lube no-poach litigation

A former Jiffy Lube employee can lead a lawsuit challenging the company’s alleged use of no-poach agreements between franchisees after the previous lead plaintiff’s $2 million settlement excluded him, a Philadelphia federal judge has said.

20 March 2023

CAT may cancel certification of £400 million train operator class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has said it may revoke its previous decision to certify a £400 million opt-out abuse of dominance claim against Govia Thameslink Railway now that the claimants’ expert economist has withdrawn from the proceedings.

17 March 2023

$5.6 billion Visa, Mastercard settlement survives

An appellate court has upheld the approval of a $5.6 billion settlement resolving a class-action lawsuit in which 12 million businesses alleged Visa and Mastercard fixed payment processing fees.

17 March 2023

Judge again thwarts class certification against Takeda, Teva and others

Value Drug has once again failed to provide evidence that certifying a class of purchasers of wholesale gout medication is warranted, a Pennsylvania federal judge has said.

02 March 2023

Israeli court asserts jurisdiction over interchange fee class action

A district court in Israel has dismissed Mastercard’s and Visa’s claims that an antitrust class action against them cannot proceed because the credit cards in question were issued outside the country, in what is the first Israeli interchange fee claim involving foreign cards used by tourists.

01 March 2023

Class action against Meta gets second chance at certification

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused to certify a proposed £2.2 billion class action against Meta but allowed the claimant six months to amend what it said “went very badly wrong” in her proposed analysis.

20 February 2023

A Q&A with Liza Lovdahl Gormsen

Liza Lovdahl Gormsen is the proposed class representative in a blockbuster claim against Meta, which seeks £2.3 billion on behalf of 45 million UK consumers that allege they lost out because of its unlawful exploitation of their personal data. Following a recent certification hearing before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, she spoke to GCR about criticism of the claim and the future of data and sustainability-related class actions.

14 February 2023

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

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