Media-Saturn Holding GmbH and others v Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd and other companies; Media-Saturn Holding GmbH and others v Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH and another company

Competition – Company. The applicant companies' applications to strike out claims against them succeeded in part. The proceedings arose from findings of a cartel in the selling of colour televisions. The Chancery Division held that, among other things, the applications to strike out the claims against the first to third defendants and the fourth defendant based on breach of art 101 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union failed. Further, there was not an arguable case that two defendant companies connected to the Panasonic group had had the requisite intention to injure the claimants for the purposes of the economic torts in question.

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