S. Africa Rethinks Cartel Cases Amid Scrutiny Of Methods

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT) -- In yet another sign that South Africa's Competition Commission must re-evaluate how it brings cases after a string of court decisions questioning its procedures, the antitrust watchdog said Tuesday that it had withdrawn a price-fixing case against 28 bicycle wholesalers and retailers.

The commission pulled the year-old complaint from the Competition Tribunal on Friday after a number of the respondents challenged the regulator's case on the grounds that the complaint was not properly referred to the court and that the tribunal lacked jurisdiction to hear the...
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