CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURE – EUROPEAN UNION – CARTELS – REASONABLE TIME FOR ADJUDICATION – NON-CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Reasonable time: The General Court of the European Union rules on damages stemming from the excessive duration of its own proceedings in cartel cases (Gascogne; Kendrion; Aalberts Industries; ASPLA)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The year 2017 begins with four judgments of the Court of First Instance on the compensation of individuals for breach of the obligation to try within a reasonable time. Those judgments follow the abandonment, at the end of 2013, of the Baustahlgewebe case-law (Case C-185/95), according to which the Court of Justice, having found on appeal that the proceedings before the Court of First Instance were unduly slow, could, by way of a form of just satisfaction, reduce the amount of the fine imposed on the appellant undertaking. Claims for compensation of that kind must now be addressed to the Court of First Instance, in the form of actions for non-contractual

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Pascal Cardonnel, Reasonable time: The General Court of the European Union rules on damages stemming from the excessive duration of its own proceedings in cartel cases (Gascogne; Kendrion; Aalberts Industries; ASPLA), 10 January 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83902, pp. 153-156

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