EU Court Backs Watchdog's Cartel Probe Powers

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT) -- A European Union court on Friday largely rejected cement makers' challenges to the European Commission's investigative demands during a cartel probe, ruling the antitrust enforcer didn't overstep by requiring the companies to answer detailed questionnaires about the alleged plot.

The EU's General Court found that the EC's queries about the alleged price-fixing conspiracy did impose a sizeable workload on the companies and required them to respond in a very precise format, but concluded that the questionnaires were appropriate given the watchdog's needs and the extent of...
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