CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES - COMPENSATION – JURISDICTION – MULTIPLE DEFENDANTS

Damage claim : The Court of Justice of the European Union states that a court has jurisdiction over a compensation claim despite a victim’s withdrawal of the action against the sole participant domiciled in the same Member State as the court seised (CDC Hydrogene Peroxide)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The applicant in the main proceedings is a company whose object is the recovery, by judicial and extrajudicial means, of compensation claims from undertakings affected by a cartel. In March 2009 it therefore brought an action for damages before a German court against six chemical companies which, with the exception of one of them, are established in five Member States other than Germany. These companies had been fined by the Commission in May 2006 for their participation in a cartel. In September 2009, CDC and the only company based in Germany entered into a transaction. The other defendants, established in other Member States, then raised a plea that the

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Alexandre Lacresse, Damage claim : The Court of Justice of the European Union states that a court has jurisdiction over a compensation claim despite a victim’s withdrawal of the action against the sole participant domiciled in the same Member State as the court seised (CDC Hydrogene Peroxide), 21 May 2015, Concurrences N° 3-2015, Art. N° 75101, pp. 145-146

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