“Alongside the Merricks/Interchange case, the trucks litigation is one of the most significant follow-on damages cases being heard in the English courts”, says The Lawyer.
The European Commission handed down a €2.9bn fine in July 2016 with six of the world’s largest trucks manufacturers now facing collective action claims from a host of firms. Hausfeld partners Scott Campbell and Anna Morfey represent claimants Wolseley UK Limited & Ors, Suez Groupe SAS & Ors and Veolia Environnement S.A. & Ors.
Road Haulage Association or United Kingdom Trucks Claim, Royal Mail Group Limited, BT Group plc & Ors, Dawsongroup plc & Ors, Wolseley UK Limited & Ors, Suez Groupe SAS & Ors, Veolia Environnment S.A. & Ors, Ryder Limited & Another, Arla Foods and Adnams plc & Ors v Daimler, DAF, Iveco, MAN, Volvo/Renault and Scania will be heard in the Competition Appeal Tribunal this June.
Lining up to defend these manufacturers from further damages are some of biggest names in litigation.
The Lawyer further highlights: “The June hearing will ultimately decide which of these two collective actions will proceed, testing the appetite to allow class action claims to be heard in English and Welsh courts. To date, an English court has not made used of the collective actions regime which was introduced in 2015. Regardless of the outcome, this case is set to leave an indelible mark on how the court system approaches collective action claims which could, consequently, be of keen interest to the litigation funders’ plans.”