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Harbour is backing a competition claim valued at up to £13.6 billion filed by law firm Humphries Kerstetter at the Competition Appeal Tribunal alleging serious anti-competitive practices against Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. The claim alleges that Google abused its dominant position in the market for online advertising, earning super-profits for itself at the expense of the tens of thousands of publishers of websites and mobile apps in the UK.
Litigation funder RD Legal Funding, which was accused of charging 9/11 first responders 250% interest on loans, settled a predatory lending lawsuit brought by state and federal authorities for just $1, and agreed not to collect the $600,000 that customers still owe under its contracts as part of its settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the New York Attorney General's Office.
Omni Bridgeway has announced the arrivals of Eloise Matsui and Mitch Dearness, who join its growing team in Asia as Investment Managers. Eloise was previously with Stephenson Harwood, where she was a partner in the restructuring and insolvency team in Hong Kong. Mitch was previously with Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was a Senior Associate in the Singapore disputes team. In addition, Kristen Smith (Melbourne) and Ewen McNee (Sydney) have been promoted to Senior Investment Managers, and Niall Watson-Dunne’s role as Investment Manager (Sydney) expands in recognition of his case management responsibilities. Cheng-Yee Khong (Hong Kong) has been appointed Senior Relationship Manager, responsible for new case origination and relationship management across jurisdictions.
Deminor is funding a legal action to be initiated by investors who allegedly suffered substantial losses following investments made in certain funds managed by H2O AM, an asset manager part of the Natixis group.

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