The Hungarian Metropolitan Court dismisses a claim for damages on the basis of bid-rigging established by the Hungarian Competition Office (Közlekedésfejlesztési Koordinációs Központ v Strabag Építő and Debreceni Magas, Mély és Útépítő)

On 24 October 2012, the Metropolitan Court (the "Court") dismissed the claim for damages lodged by the Traffic Development Coordination Centre (in Hungarian: "Közlekedésfejlesztési Koordinációs Központ", the "Plaintiff") made against Strabag Építő Zrt. ("Strabag") and Debreceni Magas, Mély és Útépítő Zrt. ("Debmút") (together the "Defendants") on the grounds of non-contractual liability for causing damage by engaging in cartel activity (i.e. bid-rigging) in relation to the construction of the by-pass section of Road no. 3 around the town of Garadna in Hungary. The judgment is not final; an appeal is pending before the Metropolitan Court of Appeal. Background The Plaintiff is an entity owned by the Hungarian Ministry of Transport, Telecommunication and Energy that manages road sector funds and the

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  • Lakatos, Köves (Budapest)
  • Philip Morris (Budapest)

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Eszter Ritter, Zsuzsanna Németh, The Hungarian Metropolitan Court dismisses a claim for damages on the basis of bid-rigging established by the Hungarian Competition Office (Közlekedésfejlesztési Koordinációs Központ v Strabag Építő and Debreceni Magas, Mély és Útépítő), 24 October 2012, e-Competitions October 2012, Art. N° 50300

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