Court Upholds Penalty Against JCB

Law360, New York (September 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- JCB Group’s appeal of a €30 million fine backfired Thursday, when Europe’s highest court slightly increased the fine and ordered the U.K. construction and farm equipment maker to bear the costs of the appeal proceedings.

In its decision, the European Court of Justice upheld a cross appeal from the European Commission that accused JCB of violating competition law.

“The prohibition on directly or indirectly selling machines to unauthorized resellers in other member states went beyond the goal of assuring high service standards and had the object...
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