Head of Class Action and Finance Litigation, David Greene was quoted in BBC and CNBC articles discussing a proposed class action claim that alleges Amazon breached competition law and caused customers to pay higher prices.
Here is an extract from the CNBC article, which can be read in full here:
“Class action lawsuits of this type aren’t common in the U.K. They’re “opt-out,” meaning they’re brought on behalf of every individual that falls within the class unless they expressly opt out, similar to U.S.-style class action cases. A recent change in U.K. law paved the way for a flood of opt-out class action suits, with other cases against Meta and Google ongoing.
“It is a new process and all the courts involved in it are feeling their way but there is clearly a trend for these mega actions for consumers claiming many billions of pounds,” said David Greene, committee member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association.
“Clearly Amazon will fight the case at all stages including class certification but the Tribunal has made a number of orders recently for similar actions, certifying the opt out process. It is of course difficult at this stage to assess the likelihood of success in these cases but the Big Tech companies are well resourced to fight.” “