The High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) under the direction of Peter Roth J. have addressed the management of the trucks litigation and appointed a single Judge to deal with all claims. All claims, even those issued in the High Court, are being managed in the CAT. The claim issued by the Post Office against DAF Trucks Limited & others, for example, has already been transferred from the High Court to the CAT for determination.
We expect that further case management related decisions will be made in the Autumn. Edwin Coe and its clients, funded by a third party funder, will be in front of the tribunal on the making of management decisions to ensure the best possible outcome for clients.
The trucks cartel claim covers businesses that purchased, leased or outsourced trucks weighing six tonnes or more between 1997 and 2011. If you did so, you will almost certainly have a case for compensation. The six companies found to be involved were MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco, DAF and Scania. Claims may also be brought by those using trucks from other manufacturers because their prices are likely to have been affected by the cartel pricing.
The compensation claim for of losses suffered as a result of the six cartelists’ anti-competitive activities between 1997 and 2011 has been estimated to be between £5,000 and £10,000 per truck, plus interest.
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