Application by Mr Claudio Pollack against (1) Alphabet Inc; (2) Google LLC; (3) Google Ireland limited; and (4) Google UK Limited (the Proposed Defendants). The claims that Mr Pollack seeks to combine are for loss and damage allegedly caused by the Proposed Defendants’ breach of statutory duty by their infringement of section 18 of the Competition Act 1998 and Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Mr Pollack seeks to recover damages to compensate (1) UK-domiciled Publishers and (2) Publisher Partners for harm in the form of reduced revenues caused by Google’s anticompetitive conduct in the ad tech sector in the period since 1 January 2014.
A case management conference took place on 19 May 2023. The Tribunal issued a Judgment on the management of the carriage dispute (in relation to this case and case 1582/7/7/23)on 26 May 2023 ( CAT 34).
A hearing to determine Messrs Pollack and Arthur's amalgamation application took place on 16 October 2023. The President made a reasoned order on 26 October 2023.
The hearing of the amalgamated CPO application has been listed for 29 January 2024, time estimate of two days with one day in reserve.