On this date, the Proposed Class Representative is due to file additional evidence for her application.
The judgment of the Tribunal on the CPO Application was released on 20 February 2023, and can be read here.
The CPO Application was heard by the Competition Appeal Tribunal for three days from 30 January to 1 February 2023.
Dr. Liza filed and serves her evidence in reply to the Response filed and served by the Meta Defendants on 17 October 2022.
The Meta Defendants filed and served their response to Dr. Liza’s application for CPO on Dr. Liza, and filed the same with the Tribunal.
As per the attached notice, 4pm on 10 October 2022 was the deadline if you wished to object to Dr Liza’s application for a Collective Proceedings Order, or her application to act as class representative in these proceedings. If you wished to object, you had to send an objection in writing, stating your reasons for objecting, to the Competition Appeal Tribunal via post, fax, or email, by no later than 4pm on 10 October 2022. You may not be able to object now that this deadline has passed.
Any Proposed Class Member, or any third party with a legitimate interest in the proposed claim (who is not a member of the Proposed Class), may also apply to the Tribunal for permission to make oral and/or written submissions at the CPO Application Hearing on 30 January to 1 February 2023. Such a person should apply to the Tribunal for permission to make oral and/or written submissions in writing, supported by reasons, which should have been received by the Tribunal by 4pm on 10 October 2022. You may not be able to request permission now this deadline has passed.
When writing to the Tribunal you must include the following reference: “Case 1433/7/7/22 Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen v Meta Platforms Inc and Others”.
The above objections or requests for permission may be e-mailed to Registry@CATribunal.org.uk, or sent by post to the following address:
Competition Appeal Tribunal
Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8AP
Fax: 020 7979 7978
The Competition Appeal Tribunal informed the parties on this date that the CMC listed for 26 September would no longer take place, after the parties’ agreed there were no outstanding issues to address at it.
Dr. Liza publishes the Notice of the CPO Application Hearing, following the listing of the CPO Application hearing for 30 January to 1 February 2023. The Notice sets, which can be found here, out key information for potential class members, and should be read carefully. Such information includes how to object to Dr. Liza’s application for a collective proceedings order and/or to act as class representative (which should be done by 4pm on 10 October 2022), and how to apply to the Tribunal for permission to make oral and/or written submissions at the hearing (which should be done by 4pm on 10 October 2022).
The Competition Appeal Tribunal informed the parties on this date that a case management conference was to be held on 26 September, and that the Tribunal that will be hearing the case has been appointed.
With these acknowledgments of service came confirmation they do not intend to challenge jurisdiction, paving the way for the next step in proceedings - scheduling a case management conference.
Following the Tribunal granting permission, these Proposed Defendants were served in the United States and the Republic of Ireland, respectively.
Following the Judgment an Order of the Tribunal was made on 22 March 2023, providing six months for the Proposed Class Representative to file revised evidence.
By order of Sir Marcus Smith, President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s application to serve Meta Platforms Inc in the United States, and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited in the Republic of Ireland, was granted. The Order can be read here.
This summary sets out details of Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s proposed collective proceedings, including details on the Proposed Defendants, Facebook’s alleged dominant position and abuse, the proposed class members, and the case for certifying the collective proceedings. The summary can be read here.
Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s solicitors served Facebook UK with a copy of the claim form at their offices.
Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen filed her claim against Facebook UK Limited, Meta Platforms Ireland Limited and Meta Platforms Inc with the Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of 44 million UK Facebook Users.
This date marks the end of the claim period of Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s claim.
This date marks the beginning of the claim period of Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s claim. The proposed class encompasses UK Users who had a Facebook account and accessed it at any time from this date to 31 December 2019, being the Claim Period.
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