EU Parliament Backs Antitrust Relief For Victims

Law360, New York (March 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Parliament signed off on a competition reform resolution Thursday backing efforts to let victims of antitrust violations seek damages in court and emphasizing the need for a system to allow consumers and small businesses to pursue collective relief without leading to excessive litigation.

European Union legislators voted 498 to 11 in favor of adopting a unanimous report issued in early March by the bloc's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs on the European Commission's April 2008 White Paper that recommended ways to update Europe's...
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