Ziegler Relocation, a company part of the Ziegler group, brought an action for damages before the General Court (“GC”) in order to recover damages for non-contractual liability incurred by the Commission in connection with the international removal services cartel. Ziegler Relocation requests the action to be joined with case T-539/12 Ziegler SA v Commission, which is currently pending before the GC. In this first claim, Ziegler SA argues that the EU is to be held partly responsible for the breach of Article 101 TFEU for which the Commission imposed a fine on Ziegler SA. According to the claim, the regulatory context, which required EU officials to obtain three quotes for international removal services, was favorable to the breaches of Article 101. Further, EU officials directly incited the infringement by seeking cover quotes from Ziegler SA and, thus, contributed to the breach of Article 101. Similarly to Ziegler SA, Ziegler Relocation seeks damages for the significant loss of earnings it has suffered because the practice of EU officials to request cover quotes has not ceased and its refusal to respond favorably to such requests has the effect of removing it from the markets concerned to the extent that it now supplies removal services only to a limited number of EU officials. Ziegler Relocation considers that the EU has not fulfilled its duty of care and has thus caused the loss suffered by it. Ziegler Relocation claims as damages a sum of EUR 112 872.50 per year from 11 March 2008 together with interest until payment in full. Source: Case T-150/13 - Ziegler Relocation v Commission (OJ C147/22 25/5/2013)