Topic: Trucks cases

A storm in a teacup? Lawyers and funders react to PACCAR ruling

Following the UK Supreme Court’s landmark judgment on funding agreements, claimant-side lawyers and litigation funders are considering whether the ruling’s impact on the country’s growing collective antitrust regime is as far-reaching as initially envisioned.

28 July 2023

UK Supreme Court deals blow to funders in collective claims

Litigation funders in UK collective antitrust claims have suffered a setback as the country’s highest court ruled in a landmark majority judgment that most funding agreements for competition class actions could be unenforceable.

26 July 2023

UK court upholds Trucks opt-in class action certification

Road Haulage Association can proceed with its certified opt-in class action against members of the EU trucks cartel, a UK appellate court has said - rejecting a rival claimant’s bid to overturn the dismissal of its own opt-out claim.

25 July 2023

CAT permits DAF to appeal against pass-on assessment in Royal Mail/BT decision

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has allowed DAF to challenge aspects of its decision awarding £17.5 million in damages to BT and Royal Mail, three months after the company failed to fend off what became the country’s first successful follow-on claim against a member of the EU Trucks cartel.

18 May 2023

UK appeals court expresses scepticism of third-party trucks cartelists in certification challenge

Two appellate judges have questioned why some members of the EU trucks cartel are opposing a challenge to the certification of a class action that seeks damages from them.

10 May 2023

Certified trucks cartel claim is riddled with conflicts of interest, appellants argue

UK Trucks Claim, MAN and DAF have attacked the “direct and inevitable" conflicts of interests among class members of an opt-in collective action against members of the EU trucks cartel that the UK’s specialist competition tribunal certified last June.

09 May 2023

Trucks cartelists defeat first follow-on claim in Norway

The Oslo District Court has rejected the Norwegian postal operator’s bid for €79.5 million in damages from members of the EU trucks cartel because the claimant failed to present a counterfactual analysis, marking the country's first full-merits judgment relating to the cartel.

14 March 2023

Another UK claimant settles trucks lawsuit

Transportation provider Ryder has settled its follow-on damages claim against DAF six weeks before trial, ending its litigation against members of the EU trucks cartel.

06 March 2023

UK Supreme Court weighs implications of litigation funding challenge

Two claimants seeking collective damages from the EU trucks cartel have urged the UK’s highest court to reject a challenge to their third-party funding agreements or risk “radically changing” the country’s competition class action regime.

16 February 2023

Plaintiffs can be forced to pay costs if claims are partially successful, ECJ rules

National courts can order claimants seeking antitrust damages to pay their own costs in cases where a claim is only partially upheld, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

16 February 2023

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