Date: 11 February 2016
The Claim Period BeginsThis 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 PeriodThis 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.