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US-based financial services and card payment corporation Mastercard with global revenues of £12bn are facing a £14bn class action claim for allegedly overcharging over 45 million British consumers during a 15-year period.

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Tech giant YouTube is facing a group action claim in the UK over allegations that the Google-owned video sharing platform has violated various privacy and data protection laws. The class action claim, being brought by specialist non-profit international law Hausfeld and Foxglove, accuses YouTube of habitually breaching breaking European data protection laws by unlawfully targeting over four million under thirteen year-olds with addictive programming whilst also gathering their data for use in targeted advertisers.

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal now means that car making giants Volkswagen will not be able to appeal the decision that it did circumvent EU clean air regulations. The decision is a key preliminary issue in the current class action the German manufacturer is facing.

An important decision has recently been in the UK’s Volkswagen group litigation claim that is good news for the 91,000 claimants who are seeking compensation from the German motor manufacturer.

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Drivers of London’s iconic black cabs are planning to sue Uber for £1.25billion in 'lost earnings', according to a new report. The Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association (LTDA) is working with leading law firm Mishcon de Reya to explore its options in making a legal claim against the online ride hailing giant.

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