On 23 November 2011, the Swedish Market Court handed down its judgment in Uppsala Taxi 100 000 AB (“Uppsala Taxi”) v. Europark Svenska Aktiebolag (“Europark”) and Swedavia AB (“Swedavia”). Uppsala Taxi brought proceedings against Europark and Swedavia (the “Defendants”) for an alleged abuse of a dominant position in the market for the provision of a taxi call up and queuing system at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (the “Airport”). According to Uppsala Taxi the Defendants’ behaviour consisted of imposing unfair trading conditions, excessive pricing or illegal tying by charging additional fees for the pre-ordering of taxis at the Airport. Background In March 2010, a new taxi call up and queuing system was introduced at the Airport. Swedavia, a State-owned undertaking responsible for the infrastructure
The Swedish Market Court finds taxi traffic control companies’ additional fee for enhanced pre-ordering services abusive (Uppsala Taxi / Europark / Swedavia)
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