Even though the decision of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (“UKSC”) of 26 July 2023 in R (on the application of PACCAR Inc and others) v Competition Appeal Tribunal and others to qualify certain types of litigation funding agreements (“LFAs”) as damages-based agreements (“DBAs”) within the meaning of Section 58AA(7) of the Courts […]
Cinnamon On Top: How Portugal Is Perfecting Its Progressive Collective Redress Regime With The Implementation Of The Representative Action Directive
Building on its already existing opt-out regime, Portugal is on track for a viable and sensible implementation of the Directive.
In a new decision on the UK collective proceedings regime, the CAT had to consider whether carriage disputes “should be dealt with as a preliminary issue in advance of certification or at the same time as the question of certification.”
Once again, Google has been challenged in an opt-out data privacy representative action under CPR 19.8 and once again, Google has emerged triumphant: On 19 May 2023, the High Court of Justice granted an application to strike out and for summary judgment in a representative action
Global Class Actions & Mass Torts Conference by Perfect Law LTD – Conference Report, Day 2 Session B
The Global Class Actions & Mass Torts Conference by Perfect Law LTD took place on 27-28 April 2023 at Westminster Central Hall, London. The second parallel session on day 2 dealt with the technicalities of managing a class action.
Global Class Actions & Mass Torts Conference by Perfect Law LTD – Conference Report, Day 2 Session A
The Global Class Actions & Mass Torts Conference by Perfect Law LTD took place on 27-28 April 2023 at Westminster Central Hall, London. Day two of the conference was split into two parallel sessions, the first of which focused on class actions in specific subject areas.
The Global Class Actions & Mass Torts Conference by Perfect Law LTD took place on 27-28 April 2023 at Westminster Central Hall, London. The event brought together over 200 eminent practitioners, academics, funders, experts, and service providers in the class actions and mass torts space from the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and across Europe.
In its decision of 4 May 2023 in the Österreichische Post case, the ECJ held that awarding damages under Art. 82 GDPR requires the existence of a damage, but a requirement that this damage be of a certain seriousness is incompatible with EU law. The amount of damages is to be determined under domestic law, taking into account the principles of equivalence and effectiveness of EU law.
Volkswagen and FCA cases show how foreign defendants can and cannot be brought into Dutch courts in WAMCA cases
Two cases of the Amsterdam District Court of 30 March 2022 provide valuable insights regarding the jurisdiction of Dutch courts in WAMCA cases with claimholders from different jurisdictions.
The gatekeeper role of the CAT in UK collective proceedings: Lessons from Mark McLaren v MOL & Others
As the number of collective proceedings continues to grow and more and more cases reach a certain stage of maturity, the emergence of certain trends such as the importance of a sound methodology can be observed.