May 23, 2019 3:24:44 PM | Media Coverage

On 8 May 2019, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (Tribunal) decided to delay hearing the main part of the RHA’s application for a collective proceedings order. The hearing was scheduled to take place from 3 to7 June 2019 and would have confirmed whether the RHA can proceed with its collective claim. The delay will not affect the RHA’s vigorous pursuit of financial compensation on behalf of truck operators.

The Tribunal proposed the delay because of developments in another, entirely unrelated collective claim – a £14 billion collective claim on behalf of consumers against Mastercard. The Tribunal had rejected a collective claim against Mastercard in 2017 but the Tribunal’s decision was overturned by the Court of Appeal in April 2019. That judgment by the Court of Appeal is now being appealed to the UK’s Supreme Court.

The Tribunal in the 8 May 2019 hearing considered that the legal proceedings in the Mastercard case may have an impact on the RHA’s collective claim and decided to await the outcome of the Supreme Court process in Mastercard before proceeding with the RHA’s claim.

The delay equally applies to the collective claim being brought by UK Trucks Claim (UKTC).

The RHA will still attend a Tribunal hearing at the start of June 2019 but to deal with some specific aspects of the RHA’s proposed collective claim. The main application will wait until December 2019 at the earliest and may be delayed beyond that.

A copy of the Tribunal's written judgment can be found at https://www.catribunal.org.uk/sites/default/files/2019-05/1282_1289_Trucks_Judgment_CAT_15_170519.pdf.

Truck operators can still join the collective claim by clicking on the following link: www.truckcartellegalaction.com/register-interest

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