The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal imposes exemplary damages in a predatory pricing case in the bus services market (2 Travel / Cardiff Bus)

2 Travel v Cardiff Bus – Making Commitments in Dominance Cases Less Attractive?* In early July 2012, the UK’s specialist competition court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”), adopted a judgment (“Judgment”) in which it awarded a claimant (2 Travel) exemplary damages in relation to predatory pricing abuses engaged in by its dominant rival, Cardiff Bus. [1] Commentators have written extensively about the fact that the case marks the first occasion on which exemplary damages have been awarded in the UK in a competition case and, almost as extensively, about the prospects for a surge in competition law litigation in the UK courts. This post, however, focuses on whether the CAT’s judgment in 2 Travel might make commitments a less attractive means of dealing with allegations of abuse of

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Patrick Harrison, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal imposes exemplary damages in a predatory pricing case in the bus services market (2 Travel / Cardiff Bus), 5 juillet 2012, e-Competitions July 2012, Art. N° 48795

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