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) Ryder Limited; and (2) Hill Hire Limited (together, the “Claimants”) against (1) MAN SE; (2) MAN Truck & Bus AG; (3) MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH; (4) Man Truck and Bus UK Limited; (5) AB Volvo (Publ); (6) Volvo Lastvagnar AB; (7) Volvo Group Trucks Central Europe GmbH; (8) Volvo Group UK Limited; (9) Renault Trucks SAS; (10) Daimler AG; (11) Mercedes Benz Cars UK Limited; (12) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.; (13) CNH Industrial N.V.; (14) Iveco S.p.A.; (15) Iveco Magirus AG; (16) Iveco Limited; (17) PACCAR Inc; (18) DAF Trucks N.V.; (19) DAF Trucks Deutschland GmbH; and (20) DAF Trucks Limited. The Claimants rely on a decision of the European Commission of 19 July 2016 (Case AT.39824 – Trucks) which was addressed to fifteen of the twenty Defendants.
The issues in the proceedings were transferred from the High Court to the Tribunal by consent by order of Mr Justice Roth dated 26 July 2018.
A case management conference (CMC) was held on 21-22 November 2018. The CMC was heard jointly with CMCs in Cases 1284T, 1290T and 1292T-1295T. 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).
The hearing of a disclosure application by the Claimants took place on 11 March 2019 before the President sitting alone.
A further CMC took place on 2-3 May 2019 and was heard jointly with CMCs in Cases 1284T, 1290T and 1292T-1295T.
A hearing of disclosure applications took place on 19-20 September 2019 at which disclosure applications in Cases 1294T (Wolseley) and 1295T (Dawsongroup) were also heard.
A preliminary issue hearing took place on 3, 5 and 6 December 2019.
A further CMC took place on 6 February 2020 and was heard jointly with CMCs in Cases 1284T, 1290T and 1292T-1295T.
Judgment on the preliminary issue was handed down on 4 March 2020 ( CAT 7). On 26 March 2020 the Tribunal issued a ruling partially granting the Defendants' applications for permission to appeal ( CAT 10). On 11 November 2020 the Court of Appeal issued its judgment on the preliminary issue ( EWCA Civ 1475).
A further CMC took place on 29-30 October 2020 and was heard jointly with CMCs in Cases 1284T, 1290T and 1292T-1295T.
The CMC to consider disclosure applications as between Ryder, Dawsongroup and Daimler listed for 30 November 2020 was vacated.