E.C. Private Damage Actions Proposal Draws Fire

Law360, New York (October 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the European Commission reviews proposals to institutionalize private antitrust litigation across the European Union, a U.S. shareholder of Heller Ehrman LLP cautioned a European Parliament committee Tuesday that simply importing U.S.-style litigation would not work for the European member states.

In a hearing before the Legal Affairs Committee in Brussels, Edward P. Henneberry criticized the reforms that the European Commission is considering to facilitate private damage actions in Europe.

“In the U.S., there is one common legal system. In Europe, there are 25 sovereign national...
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