Topic: Collective actions

DC Circuit

Featured in US Courts Annual Review - Edition 3

In the past year, the US District Court for the District of Columbia granted Visa’s and Mastercard’s interlocutory appeal of class certification, decided motions to dismiss in related cases against Facebook and more.

24 June 2022

European Union and United Kingdom: a new dawn for class actions

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

Regimes allowing for class actions have emerged in various EU member states. After a slow start, the UK’s collective proceedings regime has gathered pace and the Competition Appeal Tribunal is grappling with several key issues shaping the class action landscape.

24 June 2022

App developers score $100 million from Apple

Apple has won court approval for its first settlement in the antitrust litigation challenging its App Store rules, promising to pay the class of application developers $100 million while committing to structural changes to make it easier for them to compete.

17 June 2022

Objections to boundary fares class certification are premature, Gutmann argues

Criticism of Justin Gutmann’s proposed methodology for proving that around three million train passengers were double-charged for parts of their journeys is overblown and can be resolved at trial, his counsel has told a UK appellate court.

15 June 2022

Train operators urge UK appellate court to undo class certification

Two train companies facing a £93 million collective action for allegedly double-charging some passengers on journeys to and from London have attacked the lead claimant’s proposed methodology in their bid to overturn the lawsuit’s certification.

14 June 2022

CAT certifies opt-in class action for first time

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has paved the way for the Road Haulage Association to bring the country's first-ever certified opt-in collective damages claim against the EU trucks cartel, while rejecting a competing proposal by UK Trucks Claim.

08 June 2022

Trucks class action funding challenge reaches UK Supreme Court

The UK’s top court has agreed to hear DAF’s appeal challenging the funding arrangements of two proposed class representatives vying to bring collective actions against members of the EU trucks cartel.

27 May 2022

Portuguese court rejects brewer’s attempt to dismiss RPM class action

Portugal’s specialist competition court has denied Super Bock’s request to dismiss a class action seeking damages against the brewer stemming from a €24 million fine for imposing minimum resale prices on its downstream retailers.

27 May 2022

Visa urges UK tribunal to adopt sector-wide pass-on rates for interchange fee claims

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal will be “swamped” with interchange fee litigation for the next decade unless it decides on sector-wide average pass-on rates that apply to the hundreds of retailer claims against Mastercard and Visa, the latter has argued.

24 May 2022

Collective and individual UK interchange fee claims could be heard together

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal is considering whether to combine proceedings in Walter Merricks’ multi-billion collective action against Visa and Mastercard with the scores of pending individual claims lodged by retailers when common issues such as pass-on arise.

23 May 2022

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