Topic: Collective actions

UK tribunal adds season ticket holders to train operators class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has granted a request by Justin Gutmann to include season ticket holders in his £93 million collective action against a pair of train operators for allegedly overcharging commuters travelling outside of London.

11 November 2022

Mastercard claims CAT had “ulterior” motive for expanding Merricks class action

Mastercard has accused the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal of being influenced by public interest considerations in allowing Walter Merricks to amend his multi-billion pound class action claim against the credit card company to include millions of additional claimants.

03 November 2022

CAT allows appeal against first-ever opt-in certification ruling

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has stayed an opt-in collective damages claim against members of the EU trucks cartel to allow a competing claimant group to challenge its certification decision.

31 October 2022

Canadian court certifies HDD class action claim

A Canadian court has allowed a nationwide class of plaintiffs to bring a collective damages claim against several members of the international hard disc drive suspension cartel.

13 October 2022

Class actions brought on behalf of businesses face “rocky road”, barrister warns

A significant difference in how the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has treated class action claims brought on behalf of consumers and businesses means the latter likely face a “rocky road” in future, a leading competition barrister has said.

06 October 2022

Canadian court sends Amazon claims to arbitration

Canada’s Federal Court has ordered Amazon purchasers to arbitrate their claims that the online retailer’s “fair pricing” policy amounts to price-fixing.

05 October 2022

United States: class actions

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2023

The opposing Ninth Circuit decisions in Olean Wholesale Grocery Coop, Inc v Bumble Bee Foods LLC shed light on Rule 23(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and impact future US antitrust enforcement.

30 September 2022

CAT member acknowledges tribunal’s “heavy responsibility” at certification stage

A judge at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has said he was surprised by senior courts’ “strong support” for the country’s relatively new class action regime and their “relatively expansionist idea of how it should operate”.

23 September 2022

Sony faces £5 billion competition class action in the UK

A consumer rights advocate is seeking up to £5 billion in damages from Sony on behalf of nine million consumers that allegedly overpaid for digital games or in-game content when making purchases from the PlayStation Store.

22 August 2022

Canadian court upholds dismissal of hockey class action claim

A Canadian appellate court has upheld a ruling that tossed out a competition class action claim against several North American ice hockey leagues, despite finding the lower court made analytical errors when considering the case.

19 August 2022

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