Topic: Follow-on claims

CAT rejects truck conspirator’s request to expand mitigation defence

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused an application by DAF to argue that BT and Royal Mail mitigated any overcharge from the EU trucks cartel by negotiating lower prices with suppliers.

17 May 2021

National courts can expand air cargo damages claims, AG Bobek says

National courts can award victims of the air cargo cartel damages for collusion that affected certain routes before EU competition rules became effective in 2004, an EU advocate-general has said.

06 May 2021

German court rules in favour of fixed-rate damages clauses

Germany’s highest court has ruled that parties to a purchasing contract can include a clause that compensates the victim of cartel conduct by up to 15% of the total order.

05 May 2021

First antitrust class action filed in Norway

A consumer association has launched Norway’s first class action seeking competition damages, as it pursues compensation on behalf of 400,000 customers allegedly injured when two home alarm companies colluded to share the market.

30 April 2021

Trucks association cuts claim period in hopes of class certification

The Road Haulage Association has offered to shave five years off its proposed claim period as it tries to convince the UK’s specialist competition tribunal to certify its collective action against members of the EU trucks cartel.

27 April 2021

CAT will certify only one trucks class action, Roth says

The president of the UK’s specialist competition tribunal has warned that only one of the two competing collective actions pending against members of the EU trucks cartel will be allowed to proceed.

21 April 2021

Truck manufacturers urge UK tribunal to reject class actions

Both of the proposed collective actions pending in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal against members of the EU trucks cartel are “manifestly unfit” for certification, counsel to the truck manufacturers has argued.

20 April 2021

UK tribunal hears competing certification bids in trucks litigation

A road hauliers’ trade association and a purposely-formed claims management company are facing off in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal as they each attempt to obtain class certification for their respective proposed collective proceedings against members of the EU trucks cartel.

19 April 2021

Trucks cartel had no effect on price, Spanish court rules

A Spanish court has gone against thousands of decisions awarding damages to victims of the EU trucks cartel, holding that Daimler has proven that the collusion did not increase the price of trucks sold to end-consumers in Spain.

16 April 2021

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