Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 14 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2012] CAT 27
Court: Competition Appeal Tribunal

Mr Vivien Rose (Chairman), Ms C Potter and Ms J Stuart

Representation George Peretz (instructed by Edwin Coe LLP and Nabarro LLP) for the applicants.
  Josh Holmes (instructed by the Office of Fair Trading) for the OFT.
  Maya Lester (instructed by Freshfields, Brukhaus Deringer LLP for the intervener.
Judgment Dates: 24 October 2012


Competition - Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) - Appeal - Office of Fair Trading (OFT) deciding not to make reference to Competition Appeal Tribunal regarding features of distribution of newspapers and magazines - Applicant appealing to CAT - Whether OFT entitled to rely on the crude availability data to draw inference that availability at level where unlikely that further investigation leading to significant improvement for consumers - Whether data relied on by OFT dealing with aspect of potential consumer detriment - Whether OFT wrong to dismiss evidence of individual complaints as many deliveries made late or incomplete - Whether competition in market or competition for market - , .

The Case

Competition Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). The Competition Appeal Tribunal dismissed the application for review of the decision of the Office of Fair Trading, relating to the distribution of newspapers and magazines.

Practice Areas

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