*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By an order of January 4, 2021, the Court of Milan rejected a company's request for a "preventive technical expertise", which constitutes an amicable method of settling disputes as an alternative to the ordinary course of action for damages. In the present case, in order to justify the use of this tool, the company 7 Pixel s.r.l. - a company operating on the Italian market for e-merchant product comparison services - had relied on the decision issued by the European Commission which, a few years earlier, had sanctioned Google LLC [hereinafter "Google"] to 2.42 billion euros in fines for abuse of a dominant position on the general search services market
CASE COMMENTS: EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN LAW - ITALY - PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Italy: The Court of Milan rejects request for technical expertise to end competition dispute through conciliation (7 Pixel / Google)
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