Court of Appeal clears way for Mastercard hearing – Litigation Futures

Posted November 15th, 2018 in appeals, banking, class actions, EC law, fees, judicial review, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear an appeal against the decision that stopped the massive £14bn Mastercard class action – the biggest opt-out claim in English legal history.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th November 2018

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Vicarious liability for data breaches: Court of Appeal dismisses Morrisons’ challenge – Panopticon

‘Large-scale civil litigation is one of the developing contours of data protection law. Last week’s judgment in Lloyd v Google – a novel representative action based on allegedly unlawful processing activities – is one illustration. When it comes to group litigation on the back of a data breach, our best illustration thus far is the groundbreaking group action against Morrisons.’

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Panopticon, 22nd October 2018

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Morrisons loses data leak challenge – BBC News

‘Morrisons has lost its challenge to a High Court ruling that it is liable for a data breach that saw thousands of its employees’ details posted online.’

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BBC News, 22nd October 2018

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SRA loses appeal over failed Leigh Day mega-prosecution – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has dismissed an appeal by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) against a disciplinary tribunal’s decision to clear Martyn Day, two of his colleagues and his firm Leigh Day over their conduct of the Al-Sweady case.’

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Legal Futures, 19th October 2018

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Mau Mau action with 40,000 claimants in doubt after CA refuses permission to appeal test case – Litigation Futures

Posted October 12th, 2018 in appeals, class actions, colonies, Kenya, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by sally

‘The future of litigation being brought on behalf of more than 40,000 claimants in the so-called Mau Mau case is in doubt after the Court of Appeal refused permission to hear an appeal against a decision to dismiss the first test case.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th October 2018

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Data protection compensation claim fails to prove ‘damage’ – OUT-LAW.com

‘Businesses that breach UK data protection law or misuse personal information are not automatically obliged to pay compensation to people affected by that breach, the High Court in London has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th October 2018

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UK high court blocks mass privacy action against Google – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2018 in advertising, class actions, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘The high court has blocked a mass legal action against Google over claims that it collected sensitive personal data from more than 4 million iPhone users.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2018

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Firm to pay indemnity costs after “premature” GLO application – Litigation Futures

Posted September 5th, 2018 in class actions, consumer protection, costs, law firms, news by sally

‘A law firm which “prematurely” issued a group litigation order (GLO) application to bring VW emissions claims ahead of other firms has been hit with an indemnity costs order by the High Court.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th September 2018

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Judge criticises ‘generally unhelpful’ firm over application in VW case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 31st, 2018 in class actions, costs, law firms, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A Derbyshire firm involved in the group action case against car maker Volkswagen (VW) has been criticised for its ‘inconsistent, non-engaging and generally unhelpful’ conduct in an application to extend the timeframe for a service of claim.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 31st July 2018

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Battle lines drawn as papers filed in VW case – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The law firm taking Volkswagen (VW) to court on behalf of more than 50,000 UK car owners has accused the car giant of insulting consumers’ intelligence by refusing to admit wrongdoing in the alleged emissions cheating scandal.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th July 2018

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“Victory for product innovation” after High Court rejects group hip replacement implant claim – Litigation Futures

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in class actions, consumer protection, health, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The High Court yesterday rejected a group action claiming that a “metal on metal” (MoM) hip replacement implant was defective under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd May 2018

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Morrisons group action: claimants win, but get only 40% of their costs – Panopticon

Posted May 17th, 2018 in class actions, compensation, costs, data protection, news by tracey

‘Needless to say, group actions for data protection breaches will generally be shaped by financial considerations. Those are partly about compensation, but also about costs. To make it worthwhile, claimants need not only to win and be awarded compensation, but also to get their costs covered, or at least not have their costs eat too far into their compensation. On this issue, today’s costs judgment in the Morrisons litigation is novel, interesting and instructive in practice.’

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Panopticon, 16th May 2018

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GDPR to fuel group actions over data breaches, barristers predict – Litigation Futures

Posted May 17th, 2018 in class actions, data protection, EC law, news by tracey

‘The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will only increase the appetite for group or representative action for data breaches, a QC has claimed.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th May 2018

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Tribunal unimpressed by Mastercard’s “wholly unreasonable” costs in Merricks case – Litigation Futures

Posted January 4th, 2018 in appeals, class actions, competition, consumer credit, costs, news, tribunals by sally

‘The costs incurred by Mastercard in defending an attempt to bring one of the largest class actions ever appear “wholly unreasonable and disproportionate”, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has found.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd January 2018

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UK class action accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal data – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2017 in class actions, data protection, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by tracey

‘More than 5 million people in the UK could be entitled to compensation from Google if a class action against the internet giant for allegedly harvesting personal data is successful. A group led by the former executive director of consumer body Which?, Richard Lloyd, and advised by City law firm Mischon de Reya claims Google unlawfully collected personal information by bypassing the default privacy settings on the iPhone between June 2011 and February 2012.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2017

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Lloyds shareholders’ court case over HBOS takeover set to begin – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2017 in banking, class actions, news, shareholders, takeovers by sally

‘A £600m case is due to begin in the high court this week which is expected to lead to five former directors of Lloyds Banking Group being asked to explain the circumstances that led to the rescue of HBOS during the height of the financial crisis.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2017

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Asda equal pay case: The landmark legal battle that could stop women in the UK being paid less than men – The Independent

‘The latest hearing in the UK’s largest ever private sector equal pay claim is due to kick off on Wednesday, in a case that could eventually see around 15,000 predominantly female Asda workers recovering well over £100m in pay.’

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The Independent, 10th October 2017

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Competition Appeal Tribunal decision to refuse biggest-ever class action “not susceptible to appeal” – Litigation Futures

Posted October 5th, 2017 in appeals, class actions, competition, consumer credit, news, tribunals by tracey

‘The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has refused solicitor Walter Merricks permission to appeal its decision to deny him a collective proceedings order (CPO) that would allow him bring a £14bn action against Mastercard on behalf of 46m people.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th October 2017

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Contaminated blood scandal: Victims win right to seek damages after thousands infected in 1970s and 80s – The Independent

‘Victims of the contaminated blood scandal in the 1970s and 80s have won the right to launch a High Court action for damages.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2017

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Collective (in)action? The CAT’s recent judgments on collective proceedings orders – Blackstone Chambers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in appeals, class actions, competition, news, tribunals by sally

‘At first glance, two recent judgments from the CAT may give the impression that the new UK class action regime is dead in the water. However, on closer inspection there is much in these judgments that prospective claimants will welcome.

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Blackstone Chambers, 7th August 2017

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