Topic: Collective actions

Expanded arguments against train operator could disrupt certification bid, UK tribunal cautions

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has warned it may have to abandon a certification hearing partway through because the proposed class representatives plan to argue new allegations against the train operator defendant.

05 July 2022

EU aims to create distinct teams to enforce DMA

The European Commission has said it will need at least 150 staff members to enforce the new Digital Markets Act, nearly double the amount it initially anticipated when the law was proposed two years ago.

05 July 2022

CMA yet to fulfil post-Brexit ambitions, says UK lawyer

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is yet to demonstrate its willingness to enforce against cartels since the country left the EU, a UK lawyer has said.

28 June 2022

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

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

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