The UK High Court renders a judgment significantly restricting the temporal scope of the claims in four air cargo cartel damages actions (Emerald Supplies)

On 4 October 2017, the High Court gave a judgment on a preliminary issue significantly restricting the temporal scope of the claimants’ claims in four air cargo cartel damages actions. This judgment is the last in a series of adverse judgments for the claimants in these proceedings. Background British Airways (“BA”) is defending four damages claims in connection with an air-cargo cartel identified in the European Commission’s Airfreight decision of 2010 (later annulled by the EU General Court in part against British Airways and supplemented with a 2017 re-adopted Commission decision), which is alleged to have caused damages to shippers. It has joined a number of other airlines as Part 20 defendants to the claims. Damages are sought in relation to the period 2001 to 2007. BA and the

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Geert Goeteyn, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, The UK High Court renders a judgment significantly restricting the temporal scope of the claims in four air cargo cartel damages actions (Emerald Supplies), 4 October 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2017, Art. N° 84898

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