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Harbour is backing UK and Dutch claims of up to 25 billion euros against Alphabet Inc unit Google on behalf of publishers over Google's digital advertising practices. The suits allege that Google deprived publishers of billions of revenues through anti-competitive conduct, namely that it used its publisher ad servers by favouring its own ad exchange and used its ad exchange to favour its publisher ad server, and will seek to recover compensation for all owners of websites carrying banner advertising.
In a significant development for millions who use Apple’s UK App Store, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused Apple’s attempt to limit the consumer claim led by Dr Rachael Kent, which alleges abuses of competition law that result in systematic overcharging for apps and in-app purchases by Apple. Dr Kent’s legal claim will now proceed in full to trial, putting added pressure on Apple amid mounting efforts around the world to hold it to account for alleged anticompetitive practices. Dr Kent is being represented by Hausfeld, with barristers from Monckton Chambers, Brick Court Chambers and 4 New Square. Vannin Capital is funding the claim.
Woodsford is backing a collective claim against Govia Thameslink Railway that was filed on Wednesday 24th November with London’s specialist competition court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The claim is estimated to be worth up to £77 million. The claim was filed by Mr Justin Gutmann, a consumer rail campaigner. He is represented by law firms Hausfeld and Charles Lyndon and barristers from Monckton Chambers.
Vannin Capital is backing a representative opt-out collective action filed in the Competition Appeal Tribunal in London against Apple for allegedly overcharging millions of UK users for apps and other purchases made on its market-leading App Store. The class action is seeking estimated damages of up to £1.5 billion. Hausfeld is leading the litigation, along with Brick Court Chambers and Monckton Chambers.

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