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Date: 11 February 2016

The Claim Period Begins

This date marks the beginning of the claim period of Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s claim. The proposed class encompasses UK Users who had a Facebook account and accessed it at any time from this date to 31 December 2019, being the Claim Period.

Date: 31 December 2019

End of the Claim Period

This date marks the end of the claim period of Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s claim.

Date: 11 February 2022

Claim Filed with the Competition Appeal Tribunal

Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen filed her claim against Facebook UK Limited, Meta Platforms Ireland Limited and Meta Platforms Inc with the Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of 44 million UK Facebook Users.

Date: 24 February 2022

Facebook UK Served

Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s solicitors served Facebook UK with a copy of the claim form at their offices.

Date: 8 March 2022

Competition Appeal Tribunal Publishes Summary of Claim

This summary sets out details of Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s proposed collective proceedings, including details on the Proposed Defendants, Facebook’s alleged dominant position and abuse, the proposed class members, and the case for certifying the collective proceedings. The summary can be read here.

Date: 15 March 2022

The Tribunal Grants Permission to Serve Meta in the US and Ireland

By order of Sir Marcus Smith, President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s application to serve Meta Platforms Inc in the United States, and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited in the Republic of Ireland, was granted. The Order can be read here.

Date: 20 March 2022

Meta Platforms, Inc. and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited Served

Following the Tribunal granting permission, these Proposed Defendants were served in the United States and the Republic of Ireland, respectively.

Date: 10 May 2022

Meta Platforms, Inc. and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited Acknowledge Service

With these acknowledgments of service came confirmation they do not intend to challenge jurisdiction, paving the way for the next step in proceedings - scheduling a case management conference.

Date: 14 July 2022

The Tribunal lists a Case Management Conference

The Competition Appeal Tribunal informed the parties on this date that a case management conference was to be held on 26 September, and that the Tribunal that will be hearing the case has been appointed.

Date: 26 September 2022

Case Management Conference

On this date, a case management conference will be held by the Tribunal, the purpose of which, generally speaking, is to decide on the next steps in the progression of the case.

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