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Private enforcement: The Paris Commercial Court rejects all claims of the distribution companies that have brought several dairy producers before the consular court (Provera / Lactalis)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. There is no need to establish the anti-competitive practice; it must be proved that it is the direct cause of the damage for which compensation is sought! Decision after decision (see, for example, Paris ch. 5-4, 6 March 2019, RG no. 2014072974), it is confirmed that the causal link, a well-known requirement of French civil liability law and enshrined by the Court of Justice (CJEU, 5 June 2014, aff. C-557/12, Kone AG et al.; CJEC, 13 July 2006, aff. C-295/04 to C-298/04, Manfredi), is the weak link in damages actions brought by the victims of anti-competitive practices. The judgment handed down by the Paris Commercial Court on February 20, 2020

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Muriel Chagny, Private enforcement: The Paris Commercial Court rejects all claims of the distribution companies that have brought several dairy producers before the consular court (Provera / Lactalis), 20 February 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 93576, www.concurrences.com

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