Topic: Follow-on claims

CAT chair flags resource constraints from growing class action regime

The UK’s collective action regime is already putting strain on the Competition Appeal Tribunal's human and physical resources, but hearing directly from experts early in proceedings can help make cases more efficient, a tribunal chair has said.

07 December 2023

CAT resists appeals in first-ever class action settlement agreement

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has urged defendants in a roll-on, roll-off shipping class action to avoid “causing havoc” by appealing against Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores’ proposed settlement agreement.

06 December 2023

T-Mobile seeks to appeal against survival of AT&T and Verizon customer suit

T-Mobile has said that allowing a proposed class of AT&T and Verizon customers to challenge its merger with Sprint would upend settled standards for bringing antitrust claims.

30 November 2023

CAT communications ban is not a “gagging order”, ro-ro class representative argues

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal was right to block unsupervised communication between defendants and class members in a roll-on, roll-off collective action, counsel to the class representative has argued.

16 November 2023

Dutch court sends anchor defendant questions to ECJ

A Dutch appellate court has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify whether follow-on claims can be filed against an anchor defendant that was not named in an original infringement decision.

01 November 2023

Claimants seek to avoid carriage dispute by combining lawsuits against Google

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has tentatively authorised two proposed class representatives seeking up to £13.2 billion in damages from Google to consolidate their competing class actions into a single claim.

16 October 2023

CAT sets trial roadmap for pass-on in interchange fee class actions

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has laid out a blueprint for a trial to assess pass-on that will affect thousands of interchange fee claims after the parties failed to agree on how to address the issue.

06 October 2023

Economic experts urged to “make good” on their duty to assist courts

Expert witnesses must remember that their primary duty is to assist the courts, despite their "natural" and "instinctive" urge to please their instructing clients, a member of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has said.

05 October 2023

Google hit with new £7.3 billion lawsuit in UK

Google has said it will “vigorously” dispute a “speculative and opportunistic” class action that claims it stifled competition in the search advertising market.

07 September 2023

Axon hit with follow-on challenge from NJ town

Police gear manufacturer Axon has illegally ensured its dominance in the markets for body cameras and electroshock weapons since purchasing its “closest and only viable competitor”, a New Jersey township has alleged.

24 August 2023

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