Private action: The Paris Court of Appeal rules that the action for damages brought by a company and its director who initially took part in the anti-competitive agreement condemned by the French Competition Authority is time-barred (Nord Signalisation)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. While consecutive actions for damages present undeniable advantages for victims of anti-competitive practices in terms of evidence, these victims may, in certain cases, be confronted with a radical obstacle related to the statute of limitations, as the Chamber 5-4 of the Paris Court of Appeals reminds us in its judgment of September 14, 2022 (RG n° 20/17560) constituting a new episode of the Vertical Road Signs case (see also CJUE, March 28, 2019, aff. C-637/17, Pts. 51 and 52, in which the Court of Justice points out, inter alia, that, in the case of a consecutive action, in the absence of the possibility of suspension or interruption during the

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Muriel Chagny, Private action: The Paris Court of Appeal rules that the action for damages brought by a company and its director who initially took part in the anti-competitive agreement condemned by the French Competition Authority is time-barred (Nord Signalisation), 14 September 2022, Concurrences N° 4-2022, Art. N° 110655, www.concurrences.com

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