EU Court Adviser Says Daimler Unit Can Face Cartel Claims

Law360 (April 15, 2021, 6:09 PM EDT) -- An adviser to Europe's top court declared Thursday that a Daimler AG unit in Spain can be held liable for the German auto giant's role in a price-fixing cartel involving several other truck producers the European Commission fined in 2016.

Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzella wrote in a nonbinding opinion that the Court of Justice of the European Union can order a subsidiary to pay compensation to those seeking damages for harm caused by the anticompetitive conduct of its parent company in a case where the bloc's competition enforcer has imposed a fine solely on the owner.

"For that to be the...

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