E.ON Loses Bid To Toss €38M Seal-Tampering Fine

Law360, New York (December 15, 2010, 12:39 PM EST) -- A European Union appellate court affirmed on Wednesday a €38 million ($51 million) fine against an E.ON AG unit for tampering with a seal that competition investigators placed on one of the German energy giant's offices during a raid in 2006.

The EU's General Court rejected E.ON Energie AG's appeal despite the company's claims that the seal was broken unintentionally. The judges saw no error in either the level of the fine or the European Commission's finding that E.ON was, at minimum, negligent in allowing the...
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