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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

UPDATE: U.K.’s First Ever Class Action Withdrawn, Applicant Agrees to Pay Over £300,000 in Costs to Defendant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application for an opt-out Collective Proceedings Order (the equivalent of a motion for class certification) has been withdrawn.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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