Scania fails in legal action against penalty in truck cartel

Volkswagen subsidiary Scania has lost its legal battle over a heavy fine for the truck cartel at the EU court in Luxembourg. The case was dismissed, and the fine of around €880 million imposed was upheld, the court announced on Wednesday. Scania had challenged the 2017 fine decision because it was based on the same evidence as a settlement procedure by the EU Commission with other manufacturers involved in the cartel. The Swedes had initially also participated in this but then backed out. The EU’s two-pronged approach was lawful, the EU court declared.

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