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The Spanish Supreme Court dismisses the action brought by a number of ship owners against the monopoly in the oil sector for breach of Art. 82 EC (Isidoro Rodríguez)

At the time of the facts (late 1980s), Compañía Arrendataria de Monopolio de Petróleos, S.A. (hereinafter, “CAMPSA”), a State-owned company, controlled the oil sector in Spain. Isidoro Rodríguez, S.A., along with other 209 ship owners, brought an action for damages against CAMPSA for breach of Article 82 EC. The Spanish ship owners claimed that they were being discriminated in the provision by CAMPSA of fuel products for ships. In first instance, this action was dismissed in 1989 by the Juzgado de Primera Instancia n° 12 (Madrid). This court held that, in the absence of a previous decision by the National Competition Authority, a court

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Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, The Spanish Supreme Court dismisses the action brought by a number of ship owners against the monopoly in the oil sector for breach of Art. 82 EC (Isidoro Rodríguez), 30 December 1993, e-Competitions December 1993, Art. N° 1153

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