*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Following the decision of 19 July 2016in which the Commission penalised several truck manufacturers, including AB Volvo and DAF Trucks, for participating in a cartel on truck prices from 1997 to 2011, the purchaser of three trucks manufactured by those two companies obtained compensation before a Spanish court for his loss, estimated at 15% of the purchase price of the trucks. To do so, the judge dismissed the manufacturers' plea that the action was time-barred, concluding that the five-year period provided for in the Spanish legislation that transposed the 2014 Damages Directive was applicable. The two companies then appealed the judgment to the
ALERTS: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – EUROPEAN UNION – SPAIN - CARTEL – PRICE COORDINATION – PRESCRIPTION – ROAD TRANSPORT – RESPONSIBILITY (GROUP)
Cartel: The Court of Justice of the European Union is asked to clarify the temporal scope of the "damage" directive, following a request for a preliminary ruling concerning the Spanish consequences of the truck cartel (AB Volvo, DAF Trucks, a. o.).
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