Jumping The Train: The General Courts Sets a High Bar for Private Damages Claimants to Join Cartel Decision Appeals

By on December 2, 2011

by Philipp Werner

The General Court rejects intervention of damages claimants in appeal before the European courts by taking a narrow and rather formalistic view of legal interest in the appeals.  While it is true that damages actions are legally possible as stand-alone actions, the reality in Europe is that third parties’ damages actions stand and fall with the decision that finds an infringement.


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