Consumer Group Gets OK For £480M Qualcomm Class Action

By Matthew Perlman (May 17, 2022, 9:12 PM EDT) -- A British consumer group won permission Tuesday to represent millions of phone buyers seeking £480 million ($599 million) from Qualcomm over its chip licensing practices, as a tribunal accepted the group's calculation of harm for the purpose of certifying a class.

The Competition Tribunal has allowed Which? to represent 29 million consumers in litigation alleging that they overpaid for Apple and Samsung smartphones because Qualcomm abused its market dominance. (iStock.com/Sundry Photography) The U.K.'s Competition Appeal Tribunal issued a judgment granting an application from nonprofit Consumers' Association, also known as Which?, for a collective proceeding order against Qualcomm Inc.

The order allows...

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