‘AG De La Tour on Volvo and others (C‑30/20): Article 7(2) of Brussels I establishes international and domestic jurisdiction in cases of tort harms and anticompetitive practices’

“Case C-30/20 (AG’s Opinion here) concerns the interpretation of Article 7(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 (Brussels I), which states that a person can be sued in the place where the harmful event occurred (regarding tort, delict or quasi-delict harms). Between 2004 and 2009, RH (the claimant) purchased five trucks from Volvo for its road transport business. In 2016, the Commission found that there was a cartel between fifteen truck manufacturers, including AB Volvo, Volvo Lastvagnar AB and Volvo Group Trucks Central Europe GmbH concerning medium trucks and heavy trucks (in the period between 1997-2011). RH sued the Volvo group in Spain, even though three of the four sued companies are based outside of Spain …” (more)

[Madalena Narciso, Recent developments in European Consumer Law, 8 July]

First posted 2021-07-08 13:00:37

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