Archive for the 'class actions' Category

End to epilepsy drug action delayed – The Independent

“A move to discontinue legal action brought by families who blame an epilepsy drug for causing defects in their children suffered a delay today (28 January).”

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The Independent, 28th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court of Appeal dismisses US-style class action bid – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Court of Appeal has dismissed an attempt to bring a US-style class action against British Airways for participating in an airfreight price-fixing cartel, just nine days after the European Commission (EC) fined the airline more than €100m (£85m) for its role in the cartel and told claimants that they could seek damages in national courts.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Classy action! A new breed of legal collective redress should be welcomed – The Guardian

“Forget whacky US litigation, a new type of class action should positively supplement current practices.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Arctic cruise passengers to sue over glacier injuries – Daily Telegraph

“An Arctic cruise company is being sued by a senior banker and other passengers who were injured when chunks of glacier ice smashed onto the deck of their luxury liner.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ralli pursues group action for harassment against London firm – Law Society’s Gazette

“National firm Ralli is seeking to pursue a group action for harassment against London firm ACS Law in relation to the handling of file-sharing cases.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Coal miners pursue law firms over ‘undersettled’ compensation – Law Society’s Gazette

“The first known court actions against law firms for alleged undersettlement of sick coal miners’ government compensation claims will begin preliminary hearings in mid-August, the Gazette has learned. A number of defendant firms have already settled out of court.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Farm parents launch legal action – BBC News

“Lawyers representing 28 victims of last year’s E. coli outbreak at Godstone farm in Surrey are preparing to demand ‘substantial’ damages in a group legal action.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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