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The growth of European climate litigation continues unabated

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Gaëtan de Robillard of Signature Litigation report that both the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights are currently grappling with a number of significant climate litigation cases and argue that we should not be surprised if at least some of these cases succeed in creating powerful precedents moving forward.

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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.

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Enforcement Proceedings: Keep Them Simple

Kate Gee and Max Montgomery of Signature Litigation share that the English High Court has recently refused to permit a counterclaim in enforcement proceedings relating to a New York Convention Award, a decision that should serve as encouragement for parties seeking to enforce arbitral awards made in both the UK and foreign jurisdictions.

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