Merricks v Mastercard Inc. and other companies

Practice – Order. The Competition Appeal Tribunal's refusal of a collective proceedings order was a determination that the eligibility criteria had not been met and the appellant was not entitled to seek an aggregate award of damages, under s 47C(2) of the Competition Act 1998, which was a remedy unique to collective proceedings. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the appellant's appeal, held that s 49(1A)(a) operated to provide a right of appeal on a point of law arising from the s 47B(4) decision in the present case, and it had jurisdiction to hear and determine the appeal so far as it raised a point of law.

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