Irish truck claimants anticipate court to confirm jurisdiction following ECJ ruling

24 September 2019 - 12:00 am UTC

Challenges to the Irish High Court’s jurisdiction in ongoing follow-on trucks damages claims are expected to fall away following the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) Tibor-Trans decision, the lawyer leading the Irish claims has told PaRR.
Evan O’Dwyer of O’Dwyer Solicitors filed 64 damages claims in 2017 on behalf of purchasers following the July 2016 European Commission (EC) decision fining Volvo/RenaultDaimlerIveco and DAF a total of EUR 2.92bn for fixing prices of medium and heavy trucks sold between 1997 and 2011. MAN received full immunity from fines for revealing the cartel.
The large group of claimants in Ireland includes hauliers, construction companies and individual purchasers of trucks. Banks and financing companies are being sued along with truck manufacturers.
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