On 1 and 17 February 2017, the General Court (“GC”) delivered three judgments in relation to actions claiming damages for alleged excessive duration of judicial proceedings. This is the second set of judgments issued by the GC on this topic. Last month, the GC awarded Gascogne more than € 57,000 in damages for excessive duration of judicial proceedings in connection with the Industrial Bags cartel case (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2017, No. 1).
The new cases were decided in connection with the Industrial Bags cartel and the Copper Fittings cartel. The GC ruled that the durations of the judicial proceedings in the Industrial Bags cartel case were excessive and ordered the European Union to pay Kendrion over € 588,000 for the material harm suffered and € 6,000 for the non-material
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