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Comment: Mastercard’s UK appeal court loss over class size tells litigants of antitrust court's power

By Simon Zekaria
  • 03 Jan 2023 07:01
  • 02 Jan 2023 15:53
When Mastercard learned recently that it couldn't persuade appeal judges to pare down a mass UK antitrust lawsuit over inflated card fees, it received a stark message: even the dead are entitled to compensation.
The company's failure followed its challenge of a ruling made by the Competition Appeal Tribunal after

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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