A Missed Gem of an Opportunity for the Representative Rule
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
April 1, 2011
European Business Law Review, Forthcoming
University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 18/2011
A review of the Court of Appeal decision in Emerald Supplies Ltd v. British Airways plc., rejecting the representative action against British Airways seeking money damages for the alleged global air fuel surcharges cartel. The Article critically examines the decision and concludes that the Court of Appeal has extremely limited the scope of the representative rule, missing a gem of an opportunity to render it a truly flexible tool of convenience.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Representative action, collective redress, class action, Emerald Supplies
JEL Classification: K4, K41Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 17, 2011
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