Topic: Collective actions

Experts lock horns on “chilling effect” of excessive pricing cases in BT trial

Opposing expert economists in a class action claim accusing BT of overcharging landline customers have clashed over whether excessive pricing infringement decisions have an economy-wide chilling effect on business.

19 February 2024

CAT approves first settlement in car shipping cartel case

Featured in Class Actions Hub 2023/2024

In a significant milestone for the class representative and the UK collective action regime, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has approved the first collective settlement in a claim against a cartel of vehicle shipping providers.

13 February 2024

ECJ kills long-running Scania trucks appeal

The European Court of Justice has ended Scania’s six-year bid to overturn an €880.5 million trucks cartel fine, leaving the company vulnerable to further follow-on damages claims.

01 February 2024

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

T-Mobile seeks to appeal against survival of AT&T and Verizon customer suit

T-Mobile has said that allowing a proposed class of AT&T and Verizon customers to challenge its merger with Sprint would upend settled standards for bringing antitrust claims.

30 November 2023

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

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22 November 2023

CAT communications ban is not a “gagging order”, ro-ro class representative argues

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal was right to block unsupervised communication between defendants and class members in a roll-on, roll-off collective action, counsel to the class representative has argued.

16 November 2023

CAT dismisses “premature” voluntary disclosure request in car shipping claim

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has rejected a request by defendants in the roll-on, roll-off collective proceedings to send voluntary disclosure letters to certain class members, ruling that such an approach puts “the cart before the horse”.

15 November 2023

“Economists instrumental in Robinson-Patman cases” – BRG counters response on economic implications of Robinson-Patman Act

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While it is agreed that qualitative proof is vital to provide support for a price discrimination case, rigorous economic analysis is increasingly essential in Robinson-Patman cases.

06 November 2023

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