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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

Google Sued in UK “Class Action” Over Unlawfully Collecting iPhone User Data

Yesterday, a consumer watchdog in the UK filed an unprecedented representative action against Google for allegedly misusing personal data.  According to the group Google You Owe Us, between June 2011 and February 2012, Google bypassed the default privacy settings on over 5 million users’ iPhones in the UK to collect user data unlawfully.… 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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