*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In its ruling of April 7, 2010, the French Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed the appeals filed against the Paris Court of Appeal's ruling of March 18, 2009, which had overturned Competition Council Decision 08-D-06 relating to union instructions for sector I specialist doctors to exceed conventional rates. It will be recalled that, in this case, most of the debate had focused on whether the instructions given in consultation by seven doctors' unions with a view to encouraging their members - sector I specialist doctors - to increase their fees through the collective, extended and, at times, systematic use of "exceptional overruns" (DE), in a
CASE COMMENT: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - INSTRUCTIONS - UNIONS - CONCERTED PRACTICES - APPEAL
Concerted practices: The French Supreme Court dismisses an appeal in the case related to price instructions given by the unions of specialised doctors (UMESPE)
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