The Italian Supreme Court rules on several topics of antitrust private enforcement (Agenzia del Territorio)

In September 2013, the Italian Supreme Court (‘Court’) issued ten rulings on as many damages actions that several service providers brought against Agenzia del Territorio (the Italian territorial agency; the ‘Agency’). [1] The plaintiffs claimed that the Agency, which was the public sector body entrusted with the maintenance of the national land registry, [2] abused its dominant position in the market for the supply of data contained in the national land registry by restricting the reutilization of the data contained in such registry. Specifically, the plaintiffs argued that the Agency added unjustified restrictions on the reutilization of public information by requiring purchasers to enter into long-term agreements and by charging them fees based

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Philippe Croene, The Italian Supreme Court rules on several topics of antitrust private enforcement (Agenzia del Territorio), 10 September 2013, e-Competitions September 2013, Art. N° 61102

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