Application by Somerfield Stores Limited and the Co-operative Group Food Limited (together, “Somerfield”), filed on 13 July 2012, for an extension of time, pursuant to rule 8(2) of the Tribunal’s Rules, for permission to appeal against a decision of the OFT in Case CE/2596/03: Tobacco dated 15 April 2010.
Somerfield’s application was heard together with the application in Case No. 1200/1/1/12 (1) Gallaher Group Limited (2) Gallaher Limited v Office of Fair Trading on 30 November 2012. The Tribunal’s Ruling on both applications was handed down on 27 March 2013.
On 6 June 2013, the Tribunal handed down a Ruling on applications for permission to appeal and for costs in this case and in Case No. 1200/1/1/12. On 23 July 2013, the Court of Appeal made an Order on the OFT’s renewed application for permission to appeal in this case and in Case No. 1200/1/1/12. On 7 April 2014 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment allowing the OFT’s appeal.