Reasoned Order of the Tribunal (Expenses and closure of proceedings)

Neutral citation:

[2006] CAT 31


20 Nov 2006



Reasoned Order of the Tribunal in respect of (i) the discontinuance of the proceedings; and (ii) expenses.

The proceedings had been stayed pending the re-opening of the OFT’s investigation into alleged price fixing and market sharing in the Scottish dairy industry. Following the issue by the OFT of a statement of objections in the new investigation, the Tribunal decided that nothing remained to be dealt with in the proceedings (save expenses) and that they should be discontinued. Any issues arising out of the re-opened investigation could, if necessary, be considered in the context of any new appeal from a fresh decision of the OFT on the findings of the investigation.

The Tribunal ordered that there be no order as to expenses.

This is an unofficial summary prepared by the Registry of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.