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UK Class Action Regime Breaks Ground With 1st Opt-In Suit

By Richard Crump (June 17, 2022, 5:45 PM BST) -- An antitrust tribunal has given the go-head for a £2 billion ($2.4 billion) claim over a price-fixing cartel, granting the U.K.'s first ever opt-in class action. But experts are skeptical the landmark decision will prompt a rush of actions that require claimants to sign up.

The competition tribunal said the Road Haulage Association's claim against truck manufacturers was preferable to a rival opt-out action. (Karol Serewis/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Competition Appeal Tribunal said earlier this month that it had reached the "clear view" that the Road Haulage Association's opt-in claim against a group of truck manufacturers was preferable to a...

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