*Deutsche Bahn AG and others v Morgan Advanced Materials plc (formerly Morgan Crucible Co plc)

European Union – Rules on competition. The appellant company (Morgan) was the whistle-blower in a cartel. The European Commission held in a decision that the cartel had infringed European Community law. Several members of the cartel unsuccessfully appealed. The respondent companies (together, DB) sought to bring proceedings against Morgan for losses caused by the cartel. The issue arose as to whether DB's claims had been brought within the relevant two-year time limit, and from when that limit had started to run. The Supreme Court held that the time limit would run from the date when time had expired for an appeal by Morgan to the General Court, and hence the claim by DB had been brought out of time.

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