I. Introduction The Spanish Supreme Court, Tribunal Supremo, issued on June 8, 2012 an important ruling about a follow-on damage claims that resulted from an infringement of the Spanish and European Cartel Prohibition. These claims were filed in the year 2007 before the local court of Valladolid by several sweets and food producers against the sugar producer Acor. The dispute followed an infringement decision adopted in 1999 by the Spanish Competition Authority and subsequently confirmed by the Audiencia Nacional and the Supreme Court in the year 2006. The decision found that from 1995 to 1996 sugar manufacturers had fixed prices, allocated markets and customers in Spain in breach of competition
The Spanish Supreme Court confirms first follow-on claim for an infringement of antitrust rules against a cartel in the sugar sector (Spanish Sugar Cartel, TS Acor)
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