Private action: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that the European Commission’s decision sanctioning the cartel of trucks covering refuse collection vehicles opens the way to private actions for the acquisition of this type of special vehicle from a cartelist (Daimler)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On August 1, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgment in case C-588/20 (Landkreis Northeim v. Daimler AG). This judgment follows the request for a preliminary ruling submitted by the Regional Court of Hanover, which, soberly worded, concerns the interpretation of the Commission's decision of July 19, 2016 through which the Commission imposed the highest fine to date in a single case - 3,81 billion - to truck manufacturers for colluding for 14 years to artificially raise truck prices and pass on the costs of complying with stricter pollutant emission rules. In the present case, and following this condemnation, the district of

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