Application by Mr Phillip Evans to commence collective proceedings under section 47B of the Competition Act 1998. The proposed collective proceedings would combine follow-on actions for damages arising from two separate infringement decisions of the European Commission both adopted on 16 May 2019 (Case AT.40135-FOREX (Three Way Banana Split) and Case AT.40135-FOREX (Essex Express)).
A joint case management conference with Case 1329 was held on 13 February 2020 at which the Tribunal heard an application by the Applicants in Cases 1329 and 1336 that the question of which of the Applicants would be the most suitable to act as the class representative for the purposes of rule 78(2)(c) of the Tribunal Rules be heard as a preliminary issue. On 6 March 2020 the Tribunal issued its judgment on the application ( CAT 9).
A joint case management conference with Case 1329 listed for 23 October 2020 and the hearing for the CPO Application listed for 1 March 2021 were vacated.
A joint case management conference with Case 1329 took place on 15 January 2021 as a remote case event.
A joint pre-hearing review with Case 1329 has been listed for 21 June 2021, which will be followed by a teach-in.
A joint hearing with Case 1329 for the CPO Application has been listed for 12 July 2021, with a time estimate of 5 days.