Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 204 (Oct)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Communities

Judges Rodríguez Iglesias (President), Puissochet (President of Chamber), Gulmann (Rapporteur), Edward, La Pergola, Jann, Macken, Colneric and von Bahr

Judgment Dates: 15 October 2002


European Communities - Competition - Rules of competition - Enforcement - Fine imposed for infringement - Definitive transfer of power to impose fines to Court of Justice - Entitlement of Commission to impose fines on adoption of subsequent decision arising out of same facts - Decision imposing fines annulled by Court of First Instance on basis of illegality.

The Case

A judgment of the Court of First Instance had to be annulled in so far as it had dismissed a plea relied on by one of the appellants and failed to examine a plea raised by that appellant. However, the Court of Justice, exercising its jurisdiction to deliver final judgment on a successful appeal, dismissed the action resulting from those pleas.

Practice Areas

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