Application by Road Haulage Association Limited ("RHA") to commence collective proceedings under section 47B of the Competition Act 1998 (the "RHA CPO Application"). The proposed collective proceedings would combine follow-on actions for damages arising from a decision of the European Commission of 19 July 2016 (Case AT.39824 – Trucks).
A case management conference took place on 12 December 2018. The Tribunal directed that the RHA CPO Application be heard with the CPO application in Case 1282 (UKTC) (together, the "CPO Applications").
A hearing to deal with certain issues relating to confidentiality/redactions listed for 25 January 2019 was vacated.
The deadline for any person with an interest (including any member of the proposed class) to object to either or both of the CPO Applications or the authorisation of either or both of the proposed class representatives and/or to seek permission to make oral observations at the hearing of the CPO Applications was 4pm on 12 April 2019.
A pre-hearing review ("PHR") took place on 8 May 2019. At the PHR, the Tribunal decided that the main hearing of the CPO Applications should be adjourned, for reasons given in a written judgment issued on 17 May 2019 ( CAT 15). A preliminary issue in relation to funding arrangements was heard on 4-6 June 2019. Judgment was handed down on 28 October 2019 ( CAT 26). On 17 December 2019 the Tribunal issued a Ruling in relation to DAF's application for permission to appeal against part of the Judgment on the preliminary issue ( CAT 28).
The main hearing of the CPO Applications, which had been re-listed for 13-20 December 2019, was vacated pending the appeal to the Supreme Court in Merricks v Mastercard Inc (Case 1266).
On 17 February 2021, the Tribunal was notified that the name of the Fourth Respondent has changed from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. to Stellantis N.V..
The main hearing of the CPO Applications took place on 19-21, 26 and 27 April 2021. Judgment is pending.