U.K. Makes Move Toward Private Damages

Law360, New York (April 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The United Kingdom’s antitrust authority has made a push toward allowing private plaintiffs to file lawsuits in the country in order to optimize the effectiveness of its competition laws, the agency said.

In a discussion paper published April 18, the Office of Fair Trading said it was opening a dialogue on the matter with an “informal” consultation on how to facilitate private actions to make redress for consumers and business more accessible.

“Strong competition regimes are essential for open, dynamic markets. They drive productivity and innovation...
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