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UK Suit Against Meta Moves To Class Certification Hearing

 |  August 28, 2022

A new competition lawsuit filed in the UK against Facebook/Meta, seeking to recover billions in damages from the social media giant via a class action lawsuit, will go to certification hearings at the end of January 2023, after Meta did so. do not dispute the choice of forum for the consideration of the claim.

The case was returned to January with the Competition Court of Appeals, which must decide whether the claim should be classified as a class action and move on to a full trial.

Commenting on the statement, Kate Vernon of the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK, acting on behalf of the litigant, said: “Earlier this year, Facebook/Meta decided not to challenge the Tribunal’s jurisdiction over Meta Inc (Facebook’s US parent company) . and Meta Ireland (Facebook’s Irish subsidiary), meaning that the case could now move seriously against all three proposed defendants. This was an important step for the claim as it allows for a faster first hearing on the merits. We are very pleased that the case is moving forward and we have a certification hearing scheduled for the end of January 2023.”

Class action lawsuits, in the style of lawsuits that sought collective damages for breach of confidentiality, have faced hardcore wrestling in uk – with a blow with a hammer on the discharge last November when Google won the Supreme Court’s appeal against a drawn-out litigation involving a bypass of Safari’s privacy settings after the court denied the parties’ claim for compensation for a uniform loss of control, ruling that the loss/damage must be proven on an individual basis in order to claim compensation , so it will be interesting to see if a competition injury complaint is allowed to be considered as a class action.

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