The EU General Court dismisses an action for annulment on a claim of the excessive length of the proceedings since the applicant did not show any negative consequences impeding the right to a fair trial (Reagens)

Case T-30/10 Reagens SpA v Commission: unsubstantiated pleas and length of proceedings The General Court’s judgment in Case T-30/10 Reagens SpA v Commission EU:T:2014:253 (alternative link here) doesn’t really break new ground. But it does remind applicants of a few basic truths. In some ways you can sense the impatience of the Court with applicants who forget them. First, the Court reminds everyone that if you make a plea, you have to argue it and substantiate it. Mere assertions don’t work. Second, don’t just complain about the duration of administrative proceedings: show how it affected your rights of the defence. The case concerned a challenge to a decision of the Commission in competition proceedings. The Commission decided in 2009 by Decision C(2009) 8682 final (OJ 2010 C 307,

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Xavier Lewis, The EU General Court dismisses an action for annulment on a claim of the excessive length of the proceedings since the applicant did not show any negative consequences impeding the right to a fair trial (Reagens), 14 mai 2014, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 67460

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