Yamaha, Korg and Roland named among five instrument firms facing UK class action lawsuit for fixing prices

Yamaha PAC311H Pacifica and PAC510V Pacifica electric guitars
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A total of five instrument manufacturers – including Fender, Yamaha, Korg, Roland and Casio – are facing class action lawsuits. The move follows 2019 and 2020 rulings by UK regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that found they had engaged in price fixing.

The claims have been launched by legal firm Pogust Goodhead and consumer rights campaigner Elisabetta Sciallis in an effort to gain compensation for customers of the manufacturers.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.