The German Mannheim Regional Court decides on the right to claim against a vertically integrated cartelist and the standard of proof for antitrust damages in a follow on-suit (Carbonless paper cartel)

The Regional Court Mannheim decided in its judgment of 29 April 2005 on the right to claim against a vertically integrated cartelist and the standard of proof for antitrust damages in a follow on-suit after a final decision of the EC Commission (Carbonless paper) [1]. Background and Context of the judgment The Regional Court (Landgericht) Mannheim has in its judgment of 29 April 2005 refused to award compensation to an indirect customer of a participant in the carbonless paper cartel [2]. A printing company had purchased carbonless paper from a wholesaler. The latter was a subsidiary of one of the participants in the carbonless paper cartel and had purchased the carbonless paper from its parent. The printing company consequently alleged to have suffered a damage from inflated cartel

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  • Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

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Stefan Thomas, The German Mannheim Regional Court decides on the right to claim against a vertically integrated cartelist and the standard of proof for antitrust damages in a follow on-suit (Carbonless paper cartel), 29 April 2005, e-Competitions April 2005, Art. N° 16044

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