EU High Court's Ruling Widens Net For Antitrust Probes

By Eric Kroh (May 1, 2017, 6:17 PM EDT) -- The European Union's highest court recently held that the European Commission could use evidence obtained by agencies other than antitrust authorities in cartel proceedings, and while the ruling may only ultimately apply to a small range of cases, companies need to remain vigilant against coordination by national and international enforcers.

The European Court of Justice in a judgment Thursday said there was no rule that prevented the commission from using documents transmitted from Italy's finance police in the commission's crackdown against a scheme to fix the prices on bananas in Greece, Italy and Portugal by Chiquita Brands LLC and the Pacific Fruit...

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