Claim for damages for breach of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (and/or its earlier equivalents) and/or Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 by (1) BT Group PLC; (2) British Telecommunications Public Limited Company; and (3) BT Fleet Limited (together, the “Claimants”) against (1) DAF Trucks Limited; (2) DAF Trucks N.V. (the “Second Defendant”); (3) DAF Trucks Deutschland GmbH (the “Third Defendant”); and (4) PACCAR Inc (the “Fourth Defendant”) (the "BT Case"). The Claimants rely on a decision of the European Commission of 19 July 2016 (Case AT.39824 – Trucks) which was addressed to (amongst others) the Second, Third and Fourth Defendants.
The issues in the proceedings were transferred from the High Court to the Tribunal by consent by order of Mr Justice Roth dated 13 July 2018.
A case management conference (CMC) was held on 21-22 November 2018. The CMC was heard jointly with CMCs in Cases 1284T and 1291T-1295T. At the CMC, the Tribunal directed that the BT Case be jointly case managed with Case 1284T (Royal Mail).
On 11 December 2018 the Tribunal issued a judgment giving reasons for its decisions on two issues heard at the CMC in relation to confidentiality rings and disclosure of translations ( CAT 19).
A hearing of certain disclosure applications listed for 16 January 2019 was vacated.
The next CMC has been listed for 2-3 May 2019. The CMC will be heard jointly with CMCs in Cases 1284T and 1291T-1295T.