Unipetrol Faces Claim Over Alleged Cartel

Law360, New York (May 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Czech petrochemical company Unipetrol AS said Monday that it had been served with a claim for damages launched by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Europe Ltd. over losses stemming from an alleged cartel that drew €519 million in fines from the European Commission in November 2006.

There's no specific amount of damages sought in the claim, which comes from Cooper and 25 other claimants, Unipetrol spokesperson Blanka Ruzickova said Monday, adding that the company disagreed with the EC's 2006 decision and has an appeal pending....
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