EU Case May Clarify Limits For Shielding Leniency Docs

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 8:05 PM EST) -- An adviser urged the European Union's highest court Thursday to rule that the bloc's lawmakers can't restrict access to documents from government cartel actions by requiring that price-fixing plaintiffs get defendants' approval, in a case that may shed light on how far national lawmakers can go to shield leniency filings.

The European Court of Justice is weighing the legality of an Austrian requirement that all parties to a government cartel enforcement suit agree to disclose case materials before they can be seen by an outsider looking...
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