March 2013

State Aid

The Polish regional administrative court in Poznan issues judgment on the extensive interpretation of small and medium-sized enterprises
Warsaw School of Economics
Background & facts of the case Under the facts of the case a limited liability company applied for an EU-funded subsidy supporting investment in a photovoltaic installation, indicating in the application that it had a status of a microenterprise. The funding authority challenged that (...)

The Polish regional administrative court in Gdansk issues decision on advance payment for prospective purchase of equipment as a breach of the incentive effect rules
Warsaw School of Economics
The court reviewed a decision of local Polish authorities which ordered reimbursement by a small undertaking of an EU-funded subsidy, due to alleged breach of incentive effect rules by that undertaking. More specifically, the authorities found that the beneficiary undertaking made an advance (...)


The US District Court for the Southern District of New York issues ruling on the enforceability of arbitration clauses with class action waivers (Laumann / National Hockey League)
Cohen Milstein (Washington)
Burns Charest (Washington)
Plaintiff baseball and hockey fans who had purchased television and internet packages for the viewing of baseball and hockey games brought an antitrust class action against the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, regional sportns networks and Comcast and DirecTV, alleging that (...)

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