Practice – Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division held that the judge had been correct in failing to strike out a second action against the employer of certain individuals who had been the subject of a former action. The guidelines in the case of Aldi Stores Ltd v WSP Group plc [2007] All ER (D) 433 (Nov)were a facet of the principle of a 'broad merits-based judgment' as to whether that was the just outcome.