ECJ Urged To Largely Uphold €116M Disk Drive Cartel Fines

Law360 (June 3, 2021, 6:48 PM EDT) -- An advocate general of Europe's top court came down largely on the side of the bloc's antitrust enforcer Thursday, backing its decision to whack eight optical disk drive suppliers with €116 million ($140 million) in fines for conspiring to rig bids for Dell and Hewlett-Packard's business.

The nonbinding opinion says that the European Commission's methodology for calculating the fines was largely sound, and suggests rejecting the part of the appeal that argues the commission did a bad job coming up with the euro number.

"[T]here is not, in my view, any obvious error of law in the judgments under appeal as...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!