A third group action has been registered with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) seeking redress for those affected by the €3bn truck price-fixing cartel. Law firm Edwin Coe is seeking damages for businesses that were both direct and indirect purchasers of trucks (companies that used transport services provided by hauliers). It has signed up 27 businesses so far, including Co-op, Poundland and brewers Adnams and Fuller’s, to its class action. It is estimated that approximately 10 million trucks sold across […]
The RHA’s proposed collective claim for compensation over price-fixing by a cartel of truck manufacturers is well placed to get the green light to proceed from the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), according to a solicitor working on the case.
The industry has broadly welcomed the European Commission’s (EC) decision to drop plans to lift cabotage restrictions, but said it wants the current rules to be more rigorously enforced.
The European Commission (EC) said the aborted UPS and TNT merger would have increased prices and would not have been challenged enough by other carriers. The regulator officially blocked the merger from taking place on 30 January, claiming it would have restricted competition for express delivery between European countries in 15 nations. It also said that the acquisition would have reduced the number of “significant players” to two in some countries, which it claimed would have “likely harmed customers by […]