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CAT gives green light to first class action settlement

History was made today as the first settlement in an opt-out class action was provisionally approved by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), subject to the claimants’ new funding agreement being heard by the Tribunal in the new year. The £150m case, which litigation funder Woodsford backs, is brought by Scott + Scott on behalf of […]


Jones Day threatens CANDEY with legal action

Jones Day has threatened CANDEY with legal action, The Lawyer understands, after the litigation boutique sent out a press release alleging the Administrative Court had been critical of the US firm. CANDEY, representing the defendants, sent a press release on 20 November regarding a decision in an application for a judicial review brought by private […]

Claim Spotter: Tech giants spar over patents

Lenovo files patent claim against Ericsson Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson has been hit with a patent claim by Lenovo, according to the public filing system. China-headquartered Lenovo is the world’s largest computer manufacturer, with a market share nearing 25 per cent. Ericsson, famous for inventing Bluetooth technology, develops information and communication software and equipment. In […]

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In court this week: Entain, first class action settlement, and P&I Club

CPS reaches first DPA agreement with Entain The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and betting and gaming giant Entain will attend a public hearing on Tuesday (5 December) to receive court approval for Entain to enter into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the CPS.  DPAs are court-endorsed agreements that provide a company with certainty that […]

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The Hearing: A&O joins the litigation hiring spree

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Hearing, your insider’s guide to the UK Litigation market. This week, the FCA’s new sustainability rules will bring more work for disputes lawyers, why BCLP should love its litigators more, and a lovely case of mistaken identity. But first, you may have seen yesterday’s Horizon on litigation growth […]