EU Lawmakers Reach Deal On Private Cartel Litigation

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT) -- European Union lawmakers and national leaders reached a deal Tuesday on a bill designed to make it easier for private plaintiffs to pursue antitrust damages claims, paving the way for the legislators to finalize the measure in the coming months, the European Commission said Wednesday.

The European Parliament and the European Council ironed out a compromise on the legislation, which includes a series of reforms designed to make it easier for cartel victims to recover damages in court while protecting enforcers' leniency programs.

Some lawmakers had...
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