The UK Court of Appeal clarifies the collective proceeding regime in a private action against a credit card company (Merricks / MasterCard)

Merricks v MasterCard: Collective Actions Reinvigorated* The Court of Appeal today gave its much-anticipated judgment in the application to bring collective proceedings against MasterCard: see Merricks v MasterCard Incorporated and others [2019] EWCA Civ 674. It is a major victory for the Applicant and will reinvigorate the collective proceedings regime, which has seen disappointingly few cases brought since its introduction in 2015. The background is well-known. Between 1992 and 2008 MasterCard infringed competition law through the imposition of an unduly high fee which was effectively paid by retailers. Many retailers have

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Tristan Jones, The UK Court of Appeal clarifies the collective proceeding regime in a private action against a credit card company (Merricks / MasterCard), 16 April 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2019, Art. N° 90220

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