Antitrust Leniency Docs Ruling May Trouble EU Regulator

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The European Union's highest court may have complicated the European Commission's efforts to clarify what kinds of antitrust leniency application documents can be turned over to private plaintiffs by ruling Thursday that lawmakers must leave it to the national courts to balance the pros and cons of disclosure.

The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that an Austrian law placing tight restrictions on price-fixing plaintiffs' access to court documents from government cartel actions violated European Union law. The Austrian measure requires all parties to a government...
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