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UK Supreme Court Judgement in Mastercard v. Merricks

United Kingdom - December 18 2020 The UK Supreme Court gave its judgment in MasterCard Incorporated and others (Appellants) v Walter Hugh Merricks CBE (Respondent) [UKSC 2019/0118] on…

Supreme Court of Canada Allows Class Action Alleging Investment Firm’s Systematic Failure to Inform All Clients

Canada - November 30 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada has authorized a Quebec class action against an investment fund dealer and investment fund manager. The class members are…

Collective Redress Directive Approved by European Parliament - Class Action Countdown Begins

European Union - November 30 2020 On 24 November, the European Parliament approved the final text of the EU Representative Actions Directive…

China: New class action framework for corporate fraud in the securities market

China - October 20 2020 China has launched a new class action mechanism to crack down on corporate malfeasance in the securities market. Although legal actions by individual…

The US Plaintiffs’ Class Action Bar Increasingly Looks to and Relies Upon the Public Nuisance Cause of Action to Address Social Ills

USA - October 1 2020 For many hundreds of years since old English common law, a public nuisance cause of action allowed the government to stop, quite literally, a public…

Collective Redress Directive: A new text under proposal

European Union, United Kingdom - June 29 2020 An updated (and reportedly final) text for Europe’s new collective redress regime has been adopted. In this article, we consider what is being…

Belgium: DPA decisions on DPO requirements

Belgium - June 13 2020 On 28 April 2020, the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) sanctioned an organization with a fine of EUR 50,000…

Supreme Court of Canada Lowers Bar to Certifying Price-Fixing Class Actions

Canada - December 23 2019 CANADA - In Godfrey v Pioneer, 2019 SCC 42 (“Godfrey“), the Supreme Court of Canada has lowered the bar for certifying price-fixing class actions…

Ignore Injunctive Relief At Your Peril: Federal Courts Might Reject Damages Theories But They Still Certify Classes For Injunctive Relief

USA - December 13 2019 It appears that courts have found a way to try to keep class actions alive even where traditional damages claims do not satisfy the stringent…

Federal Court Food Labeling Class Actions Met With Increasing Skepticism

USA - August 22 2019 Once a darling of the class action plaintiffs’ bar, food labeling class actions are becoming tough nuts to crack for plaintiffs in US District Courts…