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Road Haulage Association passes certification hurdle whilst UK Trucks Claim’s opt-out claim reaches the end of the road (subject to forthcoming appellate proceedings)

by Alexandre Predal, under the supervision of Maria José Azar-Baud On 8 June 2022, 14 months after the claims were heard, the Competition Appeal Tribunal decided to grant a Collective Proceedings Order (CPO) to the Road Haulage Association. The association represents 17,500 haulage companies that were allegedly… Read More »Road Haulage Association passes certification hurdle whilst UK Trucks Claim’s opt-out claim reaches the end of the road (subject to forthcoming appellate proceedings)

Program for event D’une approche sectorielle à une approche globale de l’action de groupe en droit français

On October 7th 2022, an event organized by the Centre d’Études Juridiques de La Rochelle, named “D’une approche sectorielle à une approche globale de l’action de groupe en droit français”, will happen at Faculté de Droit, de Science Politique et de Management – IAE, Amphi.… Read More »Program for event D’une approche sectorielle à une approche globale de l’action de groupe en droit français

A ‘paradigm’ case for collective proceedings: the Competition Appeal Tribunal releases its certification judgment in the case brought by Liz Coll against Google

On 31 August 2022, the Competition Appeal Tribunal released its judgment in Elizabeth Helen Coll v Alphabet Inc. and Others [2022] CAT 39, which confirms that consumer champion Liz Coll is authorised to bring an opt-out collective claim against Google for alleged competition law infringements relating to Google’s practices in its Play… Read More »A ‘paradigm’ case for collective proceedings: the Competition Appeal Tribunal releases its certification judgment in the case brought by Liz Coll against Google

Road Haulage Association passes certification hurdle whilst UK Trucks Claim’s opt-out claim reaches the end of the road

On 8 June 2022, 14 months after the claims were heard, the Competition Appeal Tribunal decided to grant a Collective Proceedings Order (CPO) to the Road Haulage Association. The association represents 17,500 haulage companies that were allegedly harmed by truck manufacturers over a 14-year long cartel as found… Read More »Road Haulage Association passes certification hurdle whilst UK Trucks Claim’s opt-out claim reaches the end of the road

British Collective actions in the FX cartel case: The Competition Appeal Tribunal “opts-in”

British Collective actions in the FX cartel case: The Competition Appeal Tribunal “opts-in”   In 2019, two competing opt-out claims were brought to represent two overlapping claimant classes and claim compensation following on from two decisions sanctioning large City banks. The banks acknowledged they had… Read More »British Collective actions in the FX cartel case: The Competition Appeal Tribunal “opts-in”

RESIST versus BAYER – The Court of Paris declares inadmissible the Second French Health-related Group Action

On 11 May 2022, the Paris Court of Justice (Tribunal Judiciaire) ruled against the group action brought by the association RESIST against the pharmaceutical laboratory, declaring it inadmissible. The decision comes up within the proceedings regarding the Essure® contraceptive implant, marketed since 2002 by the… Read More »RESIST versus BAYER – The Court of Paris declares inadmissible the Second French Health-related Group Action