UK: Mass action against multi-national group topcos rejected for abuse of process

We review the recent decision of the English High Court in Municipo di Mariana & others [2020] EWHC 2930 which saw the dismissal of one of the largest mass tort claims before the English courts. 

Whilst turning on its facts, it is an important illustration that, in situations involving the pursuit of a remedy elsewhere, the English courts will carefully scrutinise attempts to obtain similar redress before them.

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