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Mastercard mass claim shouldn't face merits test to be cleared for trial, claimant tells top UK court

By Simon Zekaria
  • 14 May 2020 07:26
  • 14 May 2020 07:26
A planned mass damages claim against Mastercard should be assessed for only its form, and not its merits, by competition judges deciding on its fitness to bring to trial, the claim leader told the UK’s top court today.
Mastercard is asking Supreme Court judges to block the proposed 14 billion-pound ($16.8 billion)

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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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