Representative claimants generally entitled to CPO costs, tribunal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 14th, 2021 in competition, costs, news, representative actions, tribunals by tracey

‘Representative claimants in collective actions are generally entitled to recover the costs of obtaining a collective proceedings order (CPO), the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled. It ordered three train operators accused of overcharging passengers to make a £780,000 interim payment on account.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th December 2021


Supreme Court to rule on Google representative action – Litigation Futures

‘The Supreme Court is to review a Court of Appeal decision to allow a £3bn representative action against Google for misuse of private data to go ahead.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th June 2020


Is there a maximum award for general damages arising under contract? – NearlyLegal

Posted January 16th, 2015 in damages, defective premises, news, repairs, representative actions by sally

‘The case of Rendlesham Estates Plc v Barr Ltd [2014] EWHC 3968 (TCC) is a bit off the housing law beaten track and as a result I have only recently got round to reading it properly. It concerned s.1, Defective Premises Act 1974, which is the statutory provision that enables any person with an interest in a dwelling to sue the person responsible for building the dwelling, or carrying out any work in connection with the dwelling, where the dwelling is not fit for human habitation when the work is completed.’

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NearlyLegal, 15th January 2015


Astellas Pharma Ltd and others v Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty and others – WLR Daily

Astellas Pharma Ltd and others v Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty and others [2011] EWCA Civ 752;  [2011] WLR (D)  213

“An injunction obtained in representative proceedings was binding on all persons represented in the claim, but a judge was entitled, in the exercise of his discretion, to refuse to frame the order in terms which would make it enforceable by or against persons who were not parties to the claim.”

WLR Daily, 29th June 2011


Emerald Supplies Ltd and another v British Airways plc – WLR Daily

Emerald Supplies Ltd and another v British Airways plc [2010] EWCA Civ 1284; [2010] WLR (D) 294

“For a case to fall within CPR r 19.6, a claimant who had brought a representative action on behalf of the claimant and other representative claimants had to show at all stages of the proceedings that the interest of the claimant and all potential represented claimants was same.”

WLR Daily, 19th November 2010


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Does big business need to panic? Only if they’re violating the law – The Times

Posted June 4th, 2007 in news, representative actions by sally

“The arrival on UK soil of Michael Hausfeld, the doyen of American class-action lawyers, earlier in the year has inspired some fairly excitable headlines anticipating a tidal wave of US-style group litigation. ‘Big business beware,’ cautioned a profile in The Sunday Times. Another report in the insurance press started with the simple declaration: ‘The eagle has landed .'”

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The Times, 4th June 2007