Ombudsman Faults EC Over Intel Probe

Law360, New York (November 18, 2009, 12:14 PM EST) -- The European Union's ombudsman has rebuked the EU's antitrust watchdog for failing to properly record a meeting with a top Dell Inc. executive during its investigation of alleged antitrust abuses by computer chip giant Intel Corp.

The ombudsman, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, who on Wednesday published a nonconfidential version of his decision in response to a complaint by Intel, found the European Commission had committed maladministration when it failed to make a proper note of the August 2006 meeting with the Dell witness and failed to record...
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