EU Probes Samsung, Others Over Online Prices

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 1:14 PM EST) -- The European Commission said Thursday that it made several unannounced inspections at companies — including Samsung Group — throughout the European Union based on suspicions that they manipulated the online prices of some electronics and domestic appliances.

According to the EC, the unnamed companies are active in the manufacture, distribution and retail of consumer electronics products and small domestic appliances. The commission said it is concerned that the companies concerned may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit anti-competitive agreements or concerted practices.

“The commission has...
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