Appeals Highlight EU Battle Over Cartel Document Access

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 9:55 PM EST) -- Three German car insurance companies have challenged the European Commission's refusal to turn over documents from its auto-glass cartel investigation, underscoring the watchdog's struggle to shield information it gathers during cartel probes without running afoul of the European Union's transparency rules.

The insurers, which are seeking €40 million ($52.4 million) in damages from the auto-glass makers, accused the regulator of having failed to take a sufficiently close look at the documents they requested under the bloc's transparency directive before rejecting their bid, according to the notices...
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