February 1989

Anticompetitive practices

The EU Commission prohibits the application of agreements on book prices between British publishers to intra-community trade in books resulting in a retail price maintenance system
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
Commission rules net book agreements contrary to EEC competition law* The Commission today adopted a decision prohibiting the application of agreements on book prices between British publishers to intra-Community trade in books. In its decision, the Commission rejects a request for an (...)

The EU Commission fines multiple Italian companies in the flat glass market that were involved in a cartel for price fixing and market sharing (Fabbrica Pisana / Società Italiana Vetro / Vernante Pennitalia)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
Commission fines the flat glass cartel in Italy and condemns the abuse of dominant position by this cartel* I. The Commission today has adopted a decision finding that the undertakings Fabbrica Pisana SpA (subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the French group), Società Italiana Vetro - SIV SpA (...)

The EU Commission approves an agreement between two biotechnology companies concerning a know-how licence (DDD / Delta Chemie)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
The Commission approves agreement between Delta Chemie and DDD concerning a know-how licence* The Commission has granted an exemption for a know-how licensing agreement between a German company, Delta Chemie and a United Kingdo company, DDD, for the manufacture and sale of a series of stain- (...)

The EU Commission approves agreements concluded for the construction of the channel tunnel (Eurotunnel)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
The Commission approves agreements concluded by Eurotunnel for the construction of the channel tunnel* The Commission has issued clearance under the Competition rules of the EEC Treaty with respect to a Construction Contract and a maître d’oeuvre contract, for the building and commissioning of (...)

The EU Commission welcomes important Court of Justice judgment on the extraterritorial application of competition rules regarding restrictive practices initiated outside the community (Woodpulp)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
Commission welcomes important Court of Justice judgment on application of EEC competition rules to restrictive practices initiated outside the community* The Commission welcomes the Court of Justice’s judgment of 27 September 1988 in the WOOD PULP case in which the Court upheld the (...)

Unilateral Practices

The EU Commission finds that a radio signal transmission system developer abused its dominant position by keeping competitors out of the market (Racal Decca Marine Navigation)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
RACAL DECCA MARINE NAVIGATION LTD* The Commission of the European Communities has decided that Racal Decca Marine Navigation Ltd had infringed the competition rules of Articles 85 and 86 of the EEC Treaty. The Decision follows an investigation of a complaint made by Rauff & (...)

The EU Commission announces that a marine radio signals system creator abused its dominant position by allocating markets (Racal Decca Marine Navigation)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
Racal decca marine navigation ltd* The Commission of the European Communities has decided that Racal Decca Marine Navigation Ltd had infringed the competition rules of Articles 85 and 86 of the EEC Treaty. The Decision follows an investigation of a complaint made by Rauff & Sorensen A/S of (...)

The EU Commission fines a plasterboard manufacturer and its parent company for abusing their dominant position (British Gypsum / BPB Industries)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
The Commission imposes fines under the EEC competition rules for exclusionary practices in the UK plasterboard market* The Commission has adopted a decision finding that British Gypsum Ltd and its parent company BPB Industries PLC abused dominant positions in the supply of plasterboard (...)

The EU Commission approves a shoe and leather goods retailer’s standard franchise and "franchise-corner" agreements (Charles Jourdan)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
The Commission approves the Charles Jourdan group’s standard franchise, and "franchise-corner" agreements* The Commission has approved, in accordance with Article 85 of the EEC Treaty, the standard franchise and ’franchise-corner’ agreements, which the Charles Jourdan Group has made, or intends (...)

The EU Commission fines an airline company for abusing its dominant position on the market for computerized flight reservations in Belgium (Sabena)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
The Commission adopts a decision imposing a fine to Sabena* The Commission has fined Sabena 100 000 ECU for an offence under the EEC competition rules. The decision follows a complaint filed in April 1987 by London European Airways. Sabena had refused LEA access to its Saphir (...)

Mergers

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia rejects the government’s attempt to stop a proposed merger of two not-for-profit hospitals (Carilion Health System / Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley)
Senator Mitch McConnell (Washington)
The United States Justice Department (“DOJ”) filed suit to prevent defendants, Carilion Health System, a not-for-profit corporation which owns and operates Roanoke Memorial Hospitals, and Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley, a not-for-profit corporation which owns and operates Community Hospital (...)

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