UK Court Nixes Cartel Claims Against Mersen

Law360, New York (March 21, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT) -- A British competition court dismissed private damages claims on Monday against Mersen UK Portslade Ltd. over its alleged role in a graphite cartel that racked up more than €100 million ($142 million) in fines from European authorities.

The U.K.'s Competition Appeal Tribunal ruled that claimants Emerson Electric Co., Valeo SA and Robert Bosch GmbH had no grounds for their suit against Mersen because the company was not implicated by the European Commission decision fining several electrical carbon and graphite companies.

While the regulator fined Mersen parent...
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