The Viennese Commercial Court finds a private damages claim following a fine decision in the non-cash payment industry to be time barred (Europay)

Decision 22 Cg 138/07y of 3 September 2009 by the Viennese Commercial Court (Handelsgericht Wien) concerns the, as far as can be seen, second private enforcement case of a claimant seeking damages in Austria following a fine decision. The decision by the Viennese Commercial Court, which found the damage claim brought by the claimant to be time barred, has become final but has not yet been published. In the fine decision (27 Kt 243, 244/02), against the background of which the decision discussed here was issued, the Austrian Cartel Court (Kartellgericht) held on 22 November 2006 that the later defendant before the Viennese Commercial Court has infringed the Austrian prohibition of anti-competitive behavior (similar to Article 101 TFEU) by including a provision in the contract on cash

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Florian Neumayr, The Viennese Commercial Court finds a private damages claim following a fine decision in the non-cash payment industry to be time barred (Europay), 3 September 2009, e-Competitions September 2009, Art. N° 30713

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