The Competition Appeal Tribunal released its judgment certifying the claim, paving the way for a full trial of Dr Lovdahl Gormsen's case.
The parties are currently liaising as to the next procedural steps in the claim and the directions to trial. We will keep this website updated as the case progresses.
The CPO Application was heard by the Competition Appeal Tribunal for two days from 8-9 January 2024.
Dr. Liza is to file and serve any reply to the response filed and served by the Meta Defendants on 13 December 2023.
Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen published the Notice of the CPO Application Hearing, following the listing of the CPO Application hearing for 8-9 January 2024. The Notice, which can be found here sets 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 was to be done by no later than 4pm on 6 December 2023), and how to apply to the Tribunal for permission to make oral and/or written submissions at the hearing (which was also to be done by no later than 4pm on 6 December 2023).
The Meta Defendants filed and served their response to Dr. Liza’s revised application for a CPO.
As per the attached notice, 4pm on 6 December 2023 was the deadline if you wished to (i) object to Dr Liza’s application for a Collective Proceedings Order, and/or her application to act as class representative in these proceedings (ii) apply to the Tribunal for permission to make oral and/or written submissions at the hearing.
On this date, the Proposed Class Representative filed 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.
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.
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.
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