The Italian Civil Tribunal in Milan holds a decision on the private enforcement of Art. 82 EC concerning the cease of purchase of advertising spaces on leading commercial networks (Sky / Mediaset)

On September 16, 2009 Sky Italia S.r.l. has filed a lawsuit under the Art. 700 of the Italian Code of Civil Procedure with the Tribunal of Milan against RTI and Publitalia , both owned by the Mediaset Group, for the infringement of (a) the antitrust principles under Art. 82 [1] of the European Treaty and (b) the unfair competition according to the Art. 2598, n. 3, of the Italian Civil Code. Sky Italia S.r.l. believes these companies have violated the said laws by refusing to continue, as it did before, to allow Sky Italia S.r.l. to purchase, from the late summer, advertising spaces on leading Italian commercial networks: Canale 5, Italia 1 and Rete 4 (these channels are offered to

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Cristina Poncibò, The Italian Civil Tribunal in Milan holds a decision on the private enforcement of Art. 82 EC concerning the cease of purchase of advertising spaces on leading commercial networks (Sky / Mediaset), 26 October 2009, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 29953

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