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EU Axes Claims Against 18 Countries Over Antitrust Rules

Law360, Washington (March 8, 2018, 7:34 PM EST) -- The European Commission has dropped infringement proceedings against 18 European Union member states over rules adopted last year making it easier for victims to claim damages from antitrust violations, saying Thursday that the countries have adopted legislation complying with the rules.

EU member states had been required to transpose a directive into law by the end of 2016 setting out procedural rules to facilitate damages suits against cartels and companies that abuse their dominance. But just seven EU member states met the Dec. 27, 2016, deadline,...
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