The Swedish Market Court rejects alleged predatory pricing and bundling practices in the free press sector (Metro / Stockholm City)

On the 5th of June 2007, the Swedish Market Court ruled on Tidnings Aktiebolaget Metro v. Stockholm City i Sverige AB - a case involving two major newspaper companies. The case is interesting because it is the second time the Market Court has “avoided” answering issues of key interest to jurisprudence on predatory pricing and bundling. The complexity of the newspaper advertisement market raises several other interesting questions. The main focus of this article is however limited to the issues concerning the market definition. I. Facts of the caseThe parties The plaintiff in this case, Metro was the first free morning newspaper in Sweden. It was launched in Stockholm in 1995 and is distributed in the public transports, hospitals, shopping malls and in other visited places. The

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  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
  • SNP Schlawien (Munich)

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Anders Flood, Andreas Jasper, The Swedish Market Court rejects alleged predatory pricing and bundling practices in the free press sector (Metro / Stockholm City), 5 June 2007, e-Competitions June 2007, Art. N° 13777

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