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July 24, 2017

In the News Today – July 24, 2017

Court Blocks $18 Billion British Class Action Against MasterCard: A 14 billion pound ($18 billion) class action lawsuit against MasterCard for allegedly overcharging more than 45 million people in Britain over a 16-year period was blocked by a British court on Friday. The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), a court that oversees Britain’s class action regime, ruled that it would not grant the necessary collective proceedings order for the case to proceed to trial. (Reuters)

California Appeals Court Does Not Expand Liability in Take-Home Asbestos Lawsuits: The 2nd District Court of Appeals  has declined to expand asbestos liability in take-home exposure decisions, upholding a previous decision in the case of Joseph Pepitas v. Ford. “The holding suggests that the 2nd District Court of Appeal is adhering to recent California Supreme Court precedent rather than looking for opportunities to incrementally expand asbestos liability for so-called take-home exposure claims,” said Shook Hardy & Bacon attorney Mark Behrens. (Legal Newsline)

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