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UPDATE: U.K.’s First Ever Class Action Withdrawn, Applicant Agrees to Pay Over £300,000 in Costs to Defendant

The U.K.’s first ever application for an opt-out Collective Proceedings Order (the equivalent of a motion for class certification) has been withdrawn. We earlier reported that the U.K.’s Competition Appeal Tribunal adjourned the proceedings in Dorothy Gibson v. Pride Mobility Products Ltd. to allow the proposed class representative (Gibson) to amend and refile her application.  … Continue Reading

In U.K.’s First Ever Class Action, Tribunal Adopts Canadian Approach to Class Certification

On March 31, 2017, the U.K.’s Competition Appeal Tribunal issued its judgment on the first-ever application for an opt-out Collective Proceedings Order (the equivalent of a motion for class certification) under the regime set forth in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”). Although the Tribunal ultimately allowed the claimant to amend and refile her application, … Continue Reading
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