EU Adviser Wants Court To Toss KME €67M Fine Appeal

Law360, New York (February 10, 2011, 4:08 PM EST) -- An adviser to the General Court of the European Union has said the court should dismiss German manufacturer KME AG's bid to reduce a €67 million ($91 million) fine imposed by the European Commission for its role in a copper tubing cartel.

U.K. Advocate General Eleanor V. Sharpston took issue with all five points of KME's appeal and highlighted a basic mathematical error that overstated the rate of a fee increase imposed on the company in an opinion issued on Thursday.

One of the sticking points...
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