On 25 February 2020, the High Court handed down its judgment in a preliminary issue relating to limitation in a claim arising from the price-fixing of memory chips from 1998 to 2002. The defendants argued that the claims, brought in May 2016, were time-barred. The claimants argued that the limitation period began only once they became aware of the conduct (i.e., when the European Commission published its decision in 2010). The Court found that, had they exercised reasonable due diligence, two of the claimants (Granville and VMT) could have discovered and were in fact on notice prior to the European Commission decision and were therefore time-barred, but that a third defendant (OTC), which had gone into liquidation in 2002, did not have the requisite knowledge and was therefore within the limitation period.