Topic: Collective actions

Jonathan Cuneo, 1952-2023

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of plaintiffs bar giant Jonathan Cuneo, who died on 26 July at the age of 70.

31 July 2023

A storm in a teacup? Lawyers and funders react to PACCAR ruling

Following the UK Supreme Court’s landmark judgment on funding agreements, claimant-side lawyers and litigation funders are considering whether the ruling’s impact on the country’s growing collective antitrust regime is as far-reaching as initially envisioned.

28 July 2023

UK interchange fees were lower than unlawful EEA rates, Mastercard argues

Mastercard’s unlawful European interchange fees played no role in the setting of UK rates as alleged in Walter Merricks’ £10.2 billion class action claim, the credit card company has argued to the country’s specialist competition tribunal.

28 July 2023

Trends in Class Certification

Featured in US Courts Annual Review - Edition 4

With class action suits on the rise, courts are continuing to perform their gate-keeping function at the certification stage. The issue of standing remains a critical focus, while questions are being raised of whether common issues are truly predominant.

28 July 2023

Mastercard’s unlawful EEA interchange fees influenced UK rates, Merricks argues

Mastercard has failed to demonstrate its anticompetitive European interchange fees did not act as a “starting point” in negotiations between banks to set UK rates, counsel to Walter Merricks has argued to the country’s specialist competition tribunal.

27 July 2023

UK Supreme Court deals blow to funders in collective claims

Litigation funders in UK collective antitrust claims have suffered a setback as the country’s highest court ruled in a landmark majority judgment that most funding agreements for competition class actions could be unenforceable.

26 July 2023

New class action targets Apple and Amazon

Hausfeld has launched a £500 million damages claim against Apple and Amazon, accusing the companies of unlawfully colluding to overcharge millions of UK customers for Apple products sold on Amazon’s marketplace platform.

26 July 2023

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

Dutch court trims air cargo claims

A Dutch court has blocked dozens of subsidiaries from Unilever, Siemens, Parker Hannifin and ZF Group from claiming damages from the EU air cargo cartel, ruling two claims vehicles failed to present sufficient evidence the companies purchased freight forwarding services.

11 July 2023

Real estate companies seek to escape rent-fixing lawsuit

Rental software company RealPage and 40-plus real estate businesses are seeking the dismissal of allegations they conspired to raise prices, arguing the plaintiffs have failed to provide evidence of any agreement between the defendants.

11 July 2023

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