German court rules no pass-on proof necessary in Daimler claim

16 May 2019 - 12:00 am UTC

An unnamed construction services firm in Germany is not required to demonstrate that overcharges caused by the EU truck cartel were not passed on to its clients, a ruling by the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court published today (16 May) shows.


According to the judgment, the Stuttgart court last month upheld most of a lower instance court ruling backing the liability of Daimler for damages caused to the construction company that resulted from its involvement in the 14-year infringement.


The claimant bought 11 vehicles from Daimler between 1997 and 2010, with claims for all but one purchase backed by the courts.


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