Scania's holding out against settlement always seemed odd. Its sister company, MAN (they're both owned by VW) was the one that blew the whistle on the cartel in exchange for leniency. Wasn't Scania at the famous "cosy" Brussels hotel in 1997, or at the cartel's other meetings? Did they participate through MAN?Time will tell, but it's good news for damages claimants. If the decision withstands an appeal, it should contain more useful material than the one against the other manufacturers. If you settle, you get to agree the contents.
The European Commission has found that Scania broke EU antitrust rules. It colluded for 14 years with five other truck manufacturers on truck pricing and on passing on the costs of new technologies to meet stricter emission rules.