Topic: Collective actions

Consumer association and claims foundation left empty-handed as cartel damages claims ruled inadmissible by Dutch district court

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Judges have backed Philips’ argument that claims by a consumer association and claims foundation following the EU cathode-ray cartel decision lack standing, holding that declaratory judgments would provide no additional value.

02 December 2022

Netherlands: Class actions – litigation, policy and latest developments

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02 December 2022

Bribery case against Meta survives motion to dismiss

A federal California judge has rejected a motion to dismiss claims that several Meta Platforms executives conspired with OnlyFans to blacklist a putative class of adult entertainment performers who shared their content on rival websites.

02 December 2022

Former baseball coaches claim NCAA rule kept them unpaid

The National College Athletics Association orchestrated an illegal wage-fixing conspiracy amongst its member baseball teams, two former coaches have alleged.

01 December 2022

CAT orders first communications ban in ro-ro class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has banned direct communications between defendants and class members in a roll-on, roll-off collective claim upon finding it was “not proper conduct” for Baker Botts and Steptoe & Johnson to write letters urging businesses to withdraw from the lawsuit.

29 November 2022

UK appellate court affirms CAT’s decision to expand Merricks class action

A UK appellate court has upheld a ruling by the country’s specialist competition tribunal to allow Walter Merricks to seek damages from Mastercard on behalf of millions of people who died since he filed his opt-out damages claim against the credit card company in 2017.

29 November 2022

Tribunal orders disclosure of French Apple decision in UK class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ordered Apple to turn over a decision that led to a €25 million settlement with France’s consumer protection authority, as it may contain vital evidence for an abuse of dominance claim against the company.

22 November 2022

Disney illegally requires streaming rivals to offer ESPN, subscribers allege

The Walt Disney Company has used its control of Hulu and ESPN to inflate online television streaming prices, a proposed class action lawsuit has alleged.

22 November 2022

Behavioural economist to give novel evidence in UK class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has allowed a behavioural economist to provide an expert witness statement for the first time in a collective action, as a class of claimants seeks to clarify the losses allegedly caused by telecommunications company BT.

21 November 2022

UK tribunal considers communications ban in ro-ro class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal is deciding for the first time what kind of communications can be sent by defendants to members of a class action, after several shipping companies contacted purchasers of roll on, roll off services two weeks before an opt out deadline.

17 November 2022

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