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Top EU Court Rules Veggie Growers Can't Fix Minimum Prices

Law360, New York (November 14, 2017, 4:47 PM EST) -- The European Union’s highest court ruled Tuesday that agricultural policy can take precedence over competition rules, but efforts to fix minimum prices for produce like the endives at issue in a French cartel case were a step too far.

The European Court of Justice found that the importance of the EU’s common agricultural policy does give organizations of producers more leeway under rules generally blocking competitors from getting together to coordinate prices and production. But the high court cautioned that the exclusions agricultural groups benefit from...
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