1248/5/7/16 Peugeot S.A. and others v NSK Ltd and others

Peugeot S.A. and others v NSK Ltd and others

Case number:

1248/5/7/16 Registered: 25/2/2016

Status:

Claim for damages under section 47A of the Competition Act 1998 based on the decision of the European Commission dated 19 March 2014 relating to a proceeding under Article 101 of the TFEU and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement (COMP/39922 - Bearings).

An application for permission to serve the claim form out of the jurisdiction on three defendants was determined on the papers by the President on 3 March 2016.

Applications by one or more of the defendants for extensions of time to file their defences were granted on 31 March, 7 April, 28 April, 15 June, 21 June and 27 June 2016.

On 9 September 2016 the President granted an order permitting the claimants to withdraw their claim against the sixth to eighth defendants and to make consequential amendments to their claim.

A case management conference (“CMC”) took place on 11 October 2016. At the CMC the Chairman (Mr Justice Green) made an Order setting down directions to trial and an Order establishing a confidentiality ring.

On 25 November 2016 the Chairman granted an order permitting the claimants to withdraw their claim against the fourth defendant and to make consequential amendments to their amended claim.

A further CMC listed for 1 December 2016 was vacated on 29 November 2016. On the same day the Chairman approved a consent Order with further directions relating to disclosure.

A second CMC dealing with disclosure issues took place on 12 January 2017 and on 26 January 2017 the Chairman gave a ruling relating to disclosure ([2017] CAT 2).

Further orders adjusting the trial timetable were granted on 22 May 2017, 12 June 2017, 13 September 2017 and 18 October 2017.

A pre-trial review is scheduled to take place on 6 March 2018. The trial is to start on 16 April 2018 with an estimate of six weeks.

Diary events for this case:

  • 11 Oct 2016 | 10.00am - CMC
  • 12 Jan 2017 | 10.30am - Hearing (Disclosure applications)
  • 6 March 2018 | 10.30am - Pre-Trial Review
  • 16 Apr 2018 | 10.30am (time estimate of 6 weeks) - Hearing (Trial)

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