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Dismissal of Landmark UK Class Action Against MasterCard Appealed; MasterCard Awarded £289,280 in Interim Costs

Two major developments in Walter Hugh Merricks CBE v. MasterCard Inc. – one of the UK’s first-ever opt-out class actions – have occurred in the past several weeks.  First, the proposed class representative Merricks appealed the dismissal of his application for a collective proceedings order (“CPO”) to both the Court of Appeal and the Administrative … Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit Splits From Other Circuits, Rules That 14-Day Deadline To Appeal Class Certification Order May Be Tolled by Motion for Reconsideration Filed After Deadline

As regular class action litigators are aware, Rule 23(f) provides a potential safety valve in case of an adverse class certification order:  within 14 days, a party may file a petition to the applicable court of appeals seeking interlocutory appeal of the order.  However, if a litigant first files a motion for reconsideration after the … Continue Reading
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