READY FOR (COLLECTIVE) ACTION - The U.K.’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has allowed a claimant to proceed with a £2 billion collective action against multiple major truck manufacturers in relation to the pan-European price-fixing cartel. And, as International’s Jack Womack reports, several major law firms are involved. The CAT said that the Road Haulage Association (RHA) can bring a claim on behalf of the U.K. road haulage industry, which numbers around 18,000 claimants, against truck manufacturers DAF, Iveco and MAN, according to a statement by the association. DAF, Iveco and MAN are being represented by Travers Smith, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Slaughter and May respectively, according to the CAT’s judgment. This is the first time the CAT has allowed an application for a collective proceedings order on an “opt-in” basis, according to one of the lawyers involved.


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