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Lloyd vs. Google

The Case

The claim related to the Safari Workaround by which Google circumvented the default iPhone security settings in order to harvest browser generated information of users.

Why It’s Significant

As the expected class of users affected exceeded 4 million, the case was brought as a representative action under Rule 19.6 of the Civil Procedure Rules. After decisions going both ways at first instance and on appeal, the Supreme Court ruled that the case could not proceed as a representative action. The decision however is important both on the scope to seek redress for breaches of data protection legislation in England and Wales and also on the potential to bring representative actions within that jurisdiction.

Therium’s Solution

The case is an example of Therium’s innovative approach to securing collective redress on behalf of groups of victims affected by wrongdoing.

Specialism

Securities Claim/ Shareholder Dispute / Group Litigation / Collective Redress / Investor Loss / Consumer Class Action

Sector

Technology / Data

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Governance Retail Technology Anti-trust / Competition Class Action Collective Redress Consumer Class Action

Amazon Anti-trust Class Action

The Case

Therium is funding a class action brought before the Federal Court of Canada for damages arising from Amazon’s anti-competitive agreements with third-party sellers on the Amazon platform, which restricted those sellers from selling products on other e-commerce sites for prices lower than the prices charged on Amazon. This is alleged to have had the effect of raising prices on other e-commerce platforms and maintaining artificially high prices on the Amazon platform.

Though this claim is being brought on a standalone basis in Canada, it takes place in the context of ongoing investigations by the European Commission and other regulators into Amazon’s conduct more generally and Amazon’s practices having already been found to be anti-competitive by the German Federal Cartel Office. The funding arrangements have been approved by the Canadian Federal Court.

Why It’s Significant

The claim is the highest value anti-trust class action in Canada.

Therium’s Solution

The case is an example of heavy competition litigation to which Therium is able to commit significant resources, making the case one of the largest funded claims in Canadian legal history.

Specialism

Consumer Class Action / Anti-trust / Competition / Collective Redress

Sector

Technology / Retail

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Governance Consumer Services Class Action Collective Redress Competition Consumer Class Action Group Litigation

Verisure

The Case

In November 2020, the Norwegian Competition Authority imposed a fine of 766 million NOK on Verisure and 467 million NOK on Sector Alarm for collusion in the market for alarm services to residential customers. The Authority concluded that Verisure and Sector Alarm, by far the two largest players in the Norwegian market, had engaged in illegal market sharing practices from 2011 until 2017. An association for affected home alarm customers has been established and their opt-out class action claim has been funded by Therium.

Why It’s Significant

The case is the first opt-out class action in the Nordics funded by a professional third party funder.

Therium’s Solution

Without Therium’s funding the claimants would have not been able to pursue this claim.

Specialism

Consumer Class Action / Group Litigation / Collective Redress / Anti-Trust / Competition

Sector

Consumer Services

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Automotive Legal Class Action Collective Redress Consumer Class Action Emissions Portfolio Facility

Emissions Claims

The Case

The claims are brought on behalf of car owners and lessees, alleging that a number of leading vehicle manufacturers fitted ‘defeat’ devices to their vehicles to circumvent EU and UK emissions regulations designed to protect the environment.

Why It’s Significant

As with the Volkswagen claims which were brought on behalf of 91,000 customers, many hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of car owners and lessees are affected.

Therium’s Solution

Therium is financing claims against a number of vehicle manufacturers including Mercedes, Vauxhall, Jaguar Land Rover and others.

Specialism

Consumer Class Action / Collective Redress / Law Firm Portfolio / Emissions

Sector

Legal / Automotive

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