Legal News

Party awarded 2% of value of claim “was not winner”

A claimant that recovered just 2% of the sum it originally claimed at trial – a sum that was just a sixth of the costs it incurred in doing so – was not the successful party, the High Court has ruled.

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Court of Appeal clears way for Mastercard hearing

The Court of Appeal has ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear an appeal against the decision that stopped the massive £14bn Mastercard class action – the biggest opt-out claim in English legal history.

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Judges handling difficult cases “given psychological support”

Judges dealing with difficult caseloads are receiving annual one-to-one meetings with psychologists, the Lord Chief Justice has revealed. His annual report also focused on the crumbling court estate.

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18 October 2018
Claire Stockford

An analogue decision? Google defeats attempt at consumer ‘class action’

In an eagerly awaited judgment, the High Court handed down its ruling in Richard Lloyd v Google LLC on 8 October. It seems clear that there is a degree of reluctance to permit group litigation which will not materially benefit consumers. That being said, it is hard to ignore the increased possibilities of group litigation in the context of corporate data breaches, particularly following the implementation of GDPR earlier this year.

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