EU High Court To Review €38M E.ON Probe Tampering Fine

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The European Union's highest court is poised to consider E.ON Energie AG's bid to overturn the bloc's first and highest €38 million ($50 million) fine for tampering with evidence during a dawn raid on Thursday, but antitrust experts warn that the company has little chance of success.

The hearing before the European Court of Justice is the German utility's last chance to challenge the 2008 penalty, the first the commission issued under its then-new authority to sanction companies separately for interfering with investigations.

The bloc's General...
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