Background 1. On 3 December 2003, the European Commission (the “Commission”) adopted a decision finding that various undertakings had participated in a series of agreements and concerted practices within the meaning of Article 81 EC Treaty ( “Article 81”) in the market for carbon and graphite-based products for electrical and mechanical applications (the “Cartel”) (the “Commission Decision”) . 2. The Defendants, as addressees of the Commission Decision, separately appealed that decision before the CFI (the “Appeals”) . 3. The Claimants were all purchasers of electrical and mechanical carbon and graphite-based products from the Defendants during the period of which the Cartel was in effect. They alleged that they had suffered monetary loss as a result of the Cartel and on 9 February
The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal denies permission to bring follow-on damages actions while appeals to the EU General Court are pending (Emerson Electric / Morgan Crucible)
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