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Mastercard must face mass lawsuit as earlier court rejection was too hasty, UK's top judges told

By Simon Zekaria
  • 13 May 2020 12:01
  • 13 May 2020 12:05
Mastercard must face a mass claim seeking billions of pounds in damages, the proposed claimant told the UK’s top court today, arguing that competition judges who ruled his collective lawsuit as unsuitable for trial had wrongly set the bar too high. 

At a two-day hearing at the Supreme Court, Mastercard is trying to

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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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