De minimis: The French Supreme Court confirms that the French Competition Authority does not have to apply the de minimis communication as long as it has already demonstrated that an appreciable restriction of competition exists (Expedia)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 16 April 2013, the Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation handed down its ruling on the the Expedia case, the same case that gave rise to a decision of the Supreme Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union on 13 December 2012, upon request preliminary ruling of the French Court of Cassation. It is recalled that at on the appeal brought by Expedia against the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Communities in Case T-105/99 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof) Paris Appeal Court of 23 February 2010, which had confirmed Decision No. 09-D-06 relating to practices implemented by SNCF and Expedia Inc. in the

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