The Hungarian Metropolitan Court of Appeal rejects follow-on damages claim on the basis of the passing-on defence

Two judgments of the Hungarian Metropolitan Court of Appeal handed down in March 2012 should be taken into account in the planning of litigation strategy for parties in follow-on litigation claims. The first judgment (published) was adopted in relation to a cartel that concerned road construction projects linked to the construction of the metro line 4 in Budapest. In 1999 the Municipality of Budapest and the plaintiff in the litigation (the “Plaintiff”) concluded a contract on the basis of which the Plaintiff undertook to carry out all works necessary for the construction of the first section of the new metro line 4 in Budapest. These included, inter alia, the preparation of the works, the publication of construction tenders, the conclusion of contracts, and the payment of the

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  • Lakatos, Köves & Partners (Budapest)

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Eszter Ritter, The Hungarian Metropolitan Court of Appeal rejects follow-on damages claim on the basis of the passing-on defence, 14 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 48224

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