*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – CA Paris, 1st ch. H, May 6, 2008, Lafarge Ciments SA and others.v. Council, Dec. No. 07-D-08 of 12 March 2007, "Ciment Corse". The judgment handed down by the Paris Court of Appeal is of interest both in the field of abuse of a dominant position, since it concerned a complaint of abuse of a collective dominant position, and in the field of procedure, since arguments were raised concerning limitation periods, excessive length of proceedings and the rights of defence, and finally in the field of cartels, which is of interest to this column. It should be noted that in Decision No.
CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - CARTELS - EXCLUSIVE SUPPLY - ANTICOMPETITIVE OBJECT - DURATION - DAMAGE ON THE ECONOMY - FINE
Exclusive supply - Fines: The Paris Court of Appeal upholds most of the Competition Council decision sanctioning the practices of several cement manufacturers in Corsica, but significantly reduces fines imposed on two producers and annuls the decision with respect to two other producers (Lafarge Ciments)
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