*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. ECJ, exe ch. 16 July 2009, Der Grüne Punkt v Commission, Case C-3 85/07P . In a judgment of principle delivered by the Grand Chamber, the Court of Justice, while confirming its case-law on the review and sanctioning of time-limits for judgments before the CFI, has made a further contribution to the effective judicial protection of the rights which individuals derive from the Community legal order. At issue was the delay in the CFI's proceedings in a case of abuse of a dominant position involving a German company operating a system for the collection and recovery of used packaging. The action brought by the company against the Commission's decision,
CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURE - EC LAW - INFRINGEMENT OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO HAVE THE CASE DEALT WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME
Rights of defence - Reasonable time: The ECJ holds CFI delay excessive but does not annul its judgment (Der Grüne Punkt)
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