In July 2016, the European Commission fined truck manufacturers DAF, Iveco, Daimler and Volvo/Renault € 2.92 billion for participating in a price-fixing cartel between 1997 and 2011. The leniency applicant, MAN, was exempted from its fine, while the non-settling firm, Scania, was fined € 880 million in September 2017. As a result, multiple damages actions have been filed in Spain since then. In February 2020, a commercial court of Cáceres entirely accepted the claim filed by Transportes Gil Martín and one individual, including the compensation calculated in their expert report, thus condemning DAF Trucks to pay € 86,111 in damages. The truck manufacturer appealed the judgment. In November 2020, the Audiencia Provincial of Cáceres dismissed the appeal and confirmed the first instance
CASE COMMENTS: EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW - SPAIN - CARTELS - DAMAGES - EXPERT REPORT
Spain: The Audiencia Provincial of Cáceres entirely confirms a judgment of the commercial court of Cáceres that fully accepted a follow-on damages claim, ordering a truck manufacturer to pay € 86,111 in damages plus interest at the legal rate from the date on which the claim was filed (DAF)
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