EU Court Stands Tough Against Tampering In Antitrust Raids

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 7:47 PM EST) -- The European Union's highest court upheld a €38 million ($49.3 million) antitrust fine against E.ON Energy AG on Thursday, endorsing the European Commission's strict take on evidence tampering during competition raids.

The European Court of Justice rejected E.ON's claim that the lower court hadn't respected its right to be presumed innocent. Instead, the high court concluded that once the commission had demonstrated that a seal used to protect evidence during a two-day surprise inspection had been broken, the burden was on the company to prove otherwise....
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