German court rules no pass-on proof necessary in Daimler claim

An unnamed construction services firm in Germany is not required to demonstrate that overcharges caused by the EU truck cartel were not passed on to its clients, a ruling by the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court published today (16 May) shows.

 

According to the judgment, the Stuttgart court last month upheld most of a lower instance court ruling backing the liability of Daimler for damages caused to the construction company that resulted from its involvement in the 14-year infringement.

 

The claimant bought 11 vehicles from Daimler between 1997 and 2010, with claims for all but one purchase backed by the courts.

 

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