The Irish Supreme Court allows an appeal against the High Court’s finding of an abuse of dominance in the market for life insurance (Irish League of Credit Unions)

The present case is the first appeal against a High Court decision on substantive competition law matters to come before the Irish Supreme Court. The plaintiff in this case, the National Competition Authority (NCA), initiated this action before the High Court in accordance with the powers granted to it by section 14 of the Competition Act 2002. The defendants represent the principal association of credit unions in Ireland. They are the elected members of the Board of the Irish League of Credit unions (ILCU) and are thus being sued in their representative capacity. Although breaches of both sections 4 and 5 of the 2002 Act, the domestic equivalents to Articles 81 and 82 EC, have been alleged in the present case, both the High Court and the Supreme Court judgments focus on the latter,

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Orla Lynskey, The Irish Supreme Court allows an appeal against the High Court’s finding of an abuse of dominance in the market for life insurance (Irish League of Credit Unions), 8 May 2007, e-Competitions May 2007, Art. N° 14317

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