Apple and Google lose early bids to view sensitive funding information in separate collective actions in the UK

Lesley Hannah, Kio Gwilliam and Sofie Edwards of Hausfeld share that recently, in separate proceedings, both Apple and Google have lost in quick succession early bids to access sensitive information relating to the funding of the collective actions which allege abuses of dominance in relation to their respective app stores and argue that, in determining these issues, the Tribunal has struck the correct balance between the need for transparency in collective proceedings whilst also affording proposed class representatives with the necessary level of confidentiality in respect of their funding arrangements so as not to prejudice their prospects of success. Read more.

Keep Reading

In the News

FX rigging claimants win bitter-sweet certification ruling

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) ruled last week that the collective action, FX Claim UK, brought by Phillip Evans, can be certified. However, it said this should be done on an opt-in basis only, rather than the opt-out basis on which the action had been filed – a ruling which Evans and his legal advisers Hausfeld intend to appeal. The claim is on behalf of investors damaged by the unlawful rigging of foreign exchange markets between 2007 and 2013. Bench Walk Advisors is backing the claim. 

Funder News

New group litigation association launched

Six leading laws firms have joined forces to establish a collective redress association for claimant practitioners and stakeholders in the group litigation sector. UK group litigation firms Edwin Coe, Hausfeld & Co, Keller Lenkner UK, Leigh Day, Milberg London, and PGMBM have founded CORLA, the Collective Redress Lawyers Association. CORLA is urging law firms, lawyers, barristers and others involved in collective redress nationwide to apply to become members and join CORLA in its drive for change.

In the News

Data breaches: Two major representative actions discontinued in wake of Google ruling

Two major representative actions over alleged data breaches have been discontinued in the wake of last year’s Supreme Court ruling in Lloyd v Google. The YouTube data breach claim that sought damages of up to £2.5bn, was one of the cases discontinued, and was advised by Hausfeld and backed by funder Vannin Capital. The other case discontinued was one brought by Mishcon de Reya on behalf of approximately 1.6 million people whose confidential medical records were obtained by Google and DeepMind Technologies in breach of data protection laws.

Before You Go

Never miss a thing in the litigation finance market.