Topic: Follow-on claims

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

Antitrust liability should extend “downwards”, advocate general says

Subsidiaries may be held liable for the anticompetitive conduct of their parent companies, an EU advocate general has said in an opinion considering whether Mercedes Benz Trucks España should pay damages for Daimler’s role in the EU trucks cartel.

15 April 2021

UK court allows DRAM cartel follow-on claim

A UK appellate court has ruled that a defunct computer retailer’s follow-on damages claims against DRAM cartel members Infineon and Micron are not time-barred because the company entered administration before the cartel’s existence became public.

15 April 2021

UK ro-ro class action claim listed for November

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has delayed a class certification hearing relating to the EU roll-on roll-off shipping cartel to November over concerns that listing it earlier would leave some defendant counsel unable to attend.

19 March 2021

Telecom Italia facing follow-on claims worth over €1 billion

Vodafone and Fastweb have filed separate damages claims against Telecom Italia for blocking the roll out of ultra-fast broadband infrastructure after the Italian Competition Authority fined the company €116 million last year.

15 March 2021

CAT promises decision on pass-on mitigation defence in Trucks claim

Truckmaker DAF has asked the UK’s specialist competition tribunal for permission to amend its pass-on defence to account for a judgment by the Supreme Court that said companies may respond to cartelised pricing by negotiating with other suppliers to reduce their costs.

02 March 2021

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