On 19 December 2023, Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen published the CPO Application and Hearing Notice, which contains details as to the amended claim and the second certification hearing. This can be read here.
On 12 December 2023, the Tribunal made an Order setting down directions to a second certification hearing on 8-9 January 2024, which can be read here.
Facebook is the leading social network in the UK, as elsewhere. But has it unfairly treated its UK users? Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, competition law academic and practitioner, joins Matthew Hall and John Roberti to discuss her class action claim in the UK which seeks multi-billion pound damages from Facebook/Meta. Listen to this episode to learn more about the history and basis of the claim, what is alleged, how it is funded, and what it is like to be a class representative.
In light of the parties’ agreement on the progression of the case, and the Tribunal’s Directions Order of 22 August, the CMC previously listed for 26 September will no longer take place. The next step in the proceedings will now be receipt of Facebook’s response to the CPO Application, and any application for summary judgment and/or strike out of all or part of the proposed collective proceedings, by 4pm on 17 October 2022.
Novel competition litigation filed in the U.K. against Facebook/Meta — seeking to extract billions in damages from the social media giant via an opt-out class action lawsuit route — will proceed to a certification
British legal researcher Liza Lovdahl Gormsen has launched a class-action claim against Facebook in the U.K. that alleges Facebook abused its market dominance to exploit users' personal data starting February 2016.
I am very pleased that Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, who is Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law and Co-Director of the Competition Law Forum at BIICL, has accepted to be interviewed by this blog. Liza made the news last month when she brought a class-action lawsuit against Facebook’s parent firm Meta at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal. The lawsuit accused the technology giant of abusing its market dominance, and is seeking a minimum of £2.2 billion in damages.
Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen is a Director of the Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She is also a Senior Advisor to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, Board Member of the Open Markets Institute in Washington DC, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Here, she tells us why she is leading the class action against Facebook and how supporters can get involved.