Zenith CC&P Current Awareness

Collective competition damages claims against trucks manufacturers gathering momentum

3 January 2019

Prof. Suzanne Rab

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has given directions in the UK Trucks Claim Limited v Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Others and Road Haulage Association Limited v Man SE and others applications to commence collective proceedings under section 47B of the Competition Act 1998.

The proposed proceedings would combine follow-on actions for damages arising out of the European Commission's July 2016 decision finding that MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF participated in a cartel in breach of Article 101 TFEU.

The order follows a case management conference that was held on 12 December 2018 and gives directions for the collective proceedings order (CPO) applications to be heard together on 3 to 7 June 2019.

Evidence in one application will stand as evidence in the other, so far as relevant.  Requests for permission to intervene have been adjourned until after the CAT has given judgment on the CPO applications. 

Any person with an interest (including any member of the proposed class) may object to the CPO applications or the authorisation of either or both proposed class representative by writing to the CAT stating their reasons by 4pm on 12 April 2019.

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