Application to commence collective proceedings under section 47B of the Competition Act 1998. The proposed collective proceedings would combine claims for damages of a large number of rail passengers who are said to have suffered loss as a result of the conduct of the Proposed Defendant.
A joint case management conference with Case 1304 took place on 9 April 2019. The Tribunal directed that the application in Case 1305 be heard with the equivalent application in Case 1304 (together, the "CPO Applications").
The deadline for any person with an interest (including any member of the proposed class) to object to the CPO Application(s) and/or the authorisation of the proposed class representative and/or to seek permission to make oral observations at the hearing of the CPO Applications was 4pm on 5 July 2019.
At a pre-hearing review on 23 September 2019 the Tribunal granted the Proposed Defendants' application for a stay of the main hearing of the CPO Applications pending the appeal to the Supreme Court in Merricks v Mastercard Inc (Case 1266). A preliminary issue in relation to funding arrangements listed for 7 November 2019 has been vacated.
The main hearing of the CPO Applications, which had been re-listed for 19-22 October 2020, has been vacated and re-listed for 26-29 January 2021 with a time estimate of 3 days and 1 in reserve.