Claim for damages brought by Co-operative Group Food Limited and a number of other claimants, listed in the Schedule of Claimants (set out below), in respect of alleged infringements of Articles 101 and/or 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ("TFEU") and/or Articles 53 and/or 54 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and/or Chapters I and/or II of the Competition Act 1998.
The claim is made against (1) Visa Europe Limited; (2) Visa Europe Services LLC; and (3) Visa UK Limited ("Visa").
The proceedings, in addition to 19 other actions, were transferred from the High Court to the Tribunal by order of the Honourable Mrs Justice Cockerill dated 20 March 2019.
On 9 October 2020, Visa filed an application for an Article 267 TFEU reference to the Court Justice of the European Union. The hearing of this application took place on 1 December 2020. The application was dismissed with reasons to follow. The Tribunal’s ruling of 22 December 2020 sets out the reasons for that decision ( CAT 26).
A joint case management conference in Cases 1306(T)-1325(T), 1349(T) and 1350(T) took place on 2 February 2021.
A hearing to consider the Claimants' summary judgment application in Cases 1306(T)-1325(T), 1349(T), 1350(T), 1383(T) and 1384(T) took place on 12-14 May 2021.
On 26 November 2021 the Tribunal issued its judgment on the Claimants' summary judgment application ( CAT 35).