E.U. Eyes Damages In Antitrust Cases

Law360 (January 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a step that moves Europe closer to a comprehensive system for civil antitrust litigation, the European Commission is preparing a research study on the economic impact of court-awarded damages.

On Tuesday, the E.U. put forth a call for tenders, seeking an expert to spearhead a study that will examine the ramifications of enhanced private antitrust damages actions in Europe.

"Businesses and consumers in Europe have a right to damages if they have lost out as a result of the anti-competitive behavior of others,” said E.U....
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