Court of Appeal backs decision to make collective action opt-out – Legal Futures

‘The difficulty of people signing up to a collective action and the availability of third-party funding were legitimate factors to take into account in making it opt-out, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 9th May 2022

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SRA rebukes leading class action firm over conduct of struck-out claim – Legal Futures

‘Class action firm Hausfeld has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for allowing its independence to be compromised in the conduct of a massive group claim.’

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Legal Futures, 5th April 2022

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BT asks Court of Appeal to amend second-ever CPO – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 16th, 2022 in appeals, class actions, compensation, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Telecoms giant BT today asked the Court of Appeal to amend the second collective proceedings order (CPO) granted in the UK in order to make it an ‘opt-in’ claim.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th March 2022

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Three million dead can be part of Mastercard action – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2022 in class actions, consumer credit, domicile, fees, financial regulation, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Around three million now-dead people can continue to be part of a mammoth group action against Mastercard after the Competition Appeal Tribunal today ruled that anyone living in the UK when the claim form was filed should be part of the class.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th March 2022

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Case Comment: Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Kenny Henderson and Alex Askew of CMS comment on the Supreme Court’s decision in Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50, which concerned whether a representative data protection action seeking damages for loss of control of personal data could be brought on behalf of large numbers of unidentifiable class members.’

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UKSC Blog, 31st January 2022

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Meta faces billion-pound class-action case – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2022 in appeals, class actions, competition, damages, data protection, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘Up to 44 million UK Facebook users could share £2.3bn in damages, according to a competition expert intending to sue parent company Meta.’

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BBC news, 14th January 2022

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Class actions in England and Wales – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 10th, 2022 in civil procedure rules, class actions, competition, news by tracey

‘There has been a growing impetus in recent years to enable individuals in the UK to come together to bring the same or similar claims against those they believe are responsible for wrongdoing. These claims are commonly known as “class actions”, a term particularly popular in US litigation, though they are also often referred to as “group actions” or “collective actions” too. However, in fact, the various terms describe a range of different procedures. In this guide, which focuses on the position in England and Wales, we use the overarching phrase “mass actions”.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th January 2022

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The future of class actions after Lloyd – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 6th, 2021 in appeals, class actions, compensation, damages, data protection, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘On 10 November, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50. The court found unanimously for Google, overturning the Court of Appeal. Mr Lloyd’s claim will not now proceed (at least as currently formulated).’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th December 2021

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Tribunal to decide on motorist class action lawsuit against shipping cartel – The Independent

Posted November 29th, 2021 in appeals, class actions, compensation, competition, news, tribunals by tracey

‘Motorists who bought a new car between 2005 and 2015 will find out whether they should be able to automatically receive a payout from five of the world’s biggest shipping companies in a £150 million legal case. A three-day hearing at the Competition Appeal Tribunal in London begins on Monday, to decide whether a collective proceedings order (CPO) can be launched on behalf of UK consumers and businesses, which would see payouts on about 17 million vehicles.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2021

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Court puts squeeze on orange juice cartel damages claims – OUT-LAW.com

‘A Brazilian company accused of being involved in an illegal cartel will not have to face mass damages claims in the UK after the High Court in London ruled that it does not have jurisdiction to consider the case.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th November 2021

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News focus: Where next for mass claims? – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Supreme Court’s ruling in Lloyd, blocking a multi-billion-pound claim against Google, exposes the lack of legislation providing redress in mass claims. But CPR 19.6 could offer a way forward.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th November 2021

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Top UK court blocks legal action against Google over internet tracking – The Guardian

‘A £3bn legal action against Google over claims it secretly tracked the internet activity of millions of iPhone users has been blocked by the UK supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2021

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Wrongly convicted post office workers need compensation now, inquiry told – The Guardian

‘The independent inquiry into how hundreds of post office workers were wrongfully accused of theft, fraud and false accounting as a result of computer errors has been urged to demand immediate compensation for those affected.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2021

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New Judgment: Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others [2021] UKSC 47 – UKSC Blog

‘The Appellant and 56 others are all members of the trade union “Unite” and are employed by the Respondent. They began formal annual pay negotiations and the Respondent made a pay offer. Union members were balloted and rejected the offer. The Respondent then made the same offer to its employees directly, bypassing Unite, also saying that if no agreement was reached “this may lead to the company serving notice on your contract of employment”.’

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UKSC Blog, 27th October 2021

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UK Competition Appeal Tribunal certifies first excessive pricing class action – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 13th, 2021 in appeals, class actions, competition, damages, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has given the go-ahead to the UK’s first “excessive pricing” abuse of dominance claim, which could involve up to 2.3 million customers and damages of up to £469 million, plus interest.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th October 2021

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Amazon drivers look to sue for compensation over rights – BBC News

‘A law firm is seeking to launch a group action against Amazon over employee rights for delivery drivers.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2021

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BT collective action ruling “could open the floodgates” – Legal Futures

Posted October 5th, 2021 in class actions, competition, consumer protection, news, telecommunications by sally

‘The Competition Appeal Tribunal’s (CAT) approval of a second opt-out collective action is likely to open the floodgates to more applications, it has been claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 4th October 2021

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BT faces £600m legal case over landline charges – The Guardian

‘Almost 2.5 million BT customers could receive up to £500 each after a tribunal approved an attempt to launch a class action against the telecoms company over claims it overcharged them for their landline telephone services.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2021

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Post Office scandal inquiry urged to put more focus on the lawyers – Legal Futures

‘The inquiry into the Post Office Horizon scandal has been urged to put more focus on the role of lawyers in perpetuating the organisation’s intransigence over the IT system’s problems.’

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Legal Futures, 10th September 2021

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Class actions in England and Wales – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 27th, 2021 in class actions, news by tracey

‘There has been a growing impetus in recent years to enable individuals in the UK to come together to bring the same or similar claims against those they believe are responsible for wrongdoing.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th August 2021

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