E.U. Upholds €35M Antitrust Fine For GM Subsidiary

Law360, New York (April 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After a string of appeals, the European Court of Justice has upheld a €35.5 million antitrust fine slapped on Opel, General Motors Corp.’s European subsidiary, for blocking the distribution of its cars to dealers outside of the automotive company’s sales network.

Europe’s highest court this week confirmed the original 2003 ruling, which found Opel guilty of violating European antitrust law in a battle that has raged for the last six years.

The news comes as the country continues to crack down on car-sales practices in the...
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