CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – COLLUSION – DENIGRATION – LIMITATION PERIOD

Interruption of the limitation period: The French Supreme Court reaffirms that an act relating to the legal proceedings interrupts the limitation period for all related facts (Reckitt Benckiser)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. It will be recalled that by a decision of 18 December 2013 (No. 13-D-21)In a decision handed down in April 2007, the Competition Authority sanctioned Schering-Plough, which markets the drug called "Subutex" (used in the treatment of heroin addiction as a substitute leading to detoxification), for practices that denigrated the generic drug and gave discounts to pharmacists, both of which constitute abuse of a dominant position. Despite the use of the no objection procedure, Schering-Plough was nevertheless fined more than €15 million. As is usually the case when a negotiated procedure has been used, the condemned company did not appeal against this decision.

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Interruption of the limitation period: The French Supreme Court reaffirms that an act relating to the legal proceedings interrupts the limitation period for all related facts (Reckitt Benckiser), 11 January 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83842, pp. 90-91

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