Time-barring – a complex subject explained simply


With regard to the statute of limitations in the truck cartel case, it should first be noted that the limitation periods have been suspended for a very long time due to the ongoing investigations. The process finally resulted in a penalty notice on 19 July 2016.

Since there are still further suspensions, i.e. extensions of the deadlines, today, in autumn 2021, purchases and leasing transactions from the year 2006 to 2016 can still be claimed for compensation.

And this is not the end of the story. Since the decision against Scania is not yet final, purchases and leasing transactions from 1997 onwards will still be enforceable in the future – and in all likelihood for several years to come.

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