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Private enforcement: The French Supreme Court dismisses the appeal against the judgment granting an action for damages based on anti-competitive practices previously condemned by the French Competition Council (SNCF, Expedia)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Thejudgment of 29 January 2020 (No 17-15156)The decision of the Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation to dismiss the appeal brought by the French incumbent railway operator marks the epilogue of a case that is more than ten years old. In its decision of 5 February 2009, the French competition authority had qualified the partnership between the railway company and Expedia as an anti-competitive agreement having the object and effect of favouring their joint subsidiary on the market for travel agency services provided for

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  • Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

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Muriel Chagny, Private enforcement: The French Supreme Court dismisses the appeal against the judgment granting an action for damages based on anti-competitive practices previously condemned by the French Competition Council (SNCF, Expedia), 29 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 93363, www.concurrences.com

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