UK Tribunal Lets Morgan Crucible Off Hook In Cartel Case

Law360, New York (May 25, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s Competition Appeal Tribunal on Wednesday tossed claims against Morgan Crucible Co. PLC over an alleged carbon and graphite products price-fixing cartel that lasted for 11 years.

Reversing a 2007 decision involving the same scheme and defendant, the tribunal determined that Deutsche Bahn AG brought its complaint against Morgan Crucible after the two-year time limit for filing claims had expired. In its previous ruling, the tribunal allowed similarly tardy complaints against Morgan Crucible brought by Emerson Electric Co.

“The claimants, unsurprisingly, placed considerable reliance on...
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