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Class Representative Mark McLaren agrees a settlement with CSAV, one of the five defendants in the Car Delivery Charges Cartel Claim. This is the first settlement application to be filed in a CAT collective claim.
The in-principle settlement will need to be approved by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), following a formal application for the approval of the settlement and a CAT hearing.
Mark McLaren* is representing millions of motorists and businesses who bought or leased a new car or van, in a claim against five major shipping companies.
In Europe, it is a breach of competition law for competitors to agree on the prices to charge, and divide customers amongst themselves. From October 2006 to September 2012, the shipping companies were in a cartel and exchanged commercially sensitive information, coordinated prices and divided customers amongst themselves, to avoid competing with each other. The cartel is likely to have made the cost of shipping new cars and vans into the UK and Europe higher than it should have been. If new car and van buyers were the victims of the cartel, they will be part of the claim to recover damages from the shipping companies.
*Through Mark McLaren Class Representative Limited, a company set up specifically to bring this claim.
Class members who were based in the UK on 20 May 2022 are automatically included in the claim unless they choose to opt-out. The deadline (12 August 2022) to opt out has now expired, meaning class members will not be able to opt back in and will not be entitled to a share of any settlement or damages recovered.