Judgment (Liability)

Neutral citation:

[2004] CAT 24

Published:

14 Dec 2004

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Summary:

Judgment on the liability aspects of an appeal brought by Argos Limited and Littlewoods Limited against a decision of the OFT finding that Argos and Littlewoods had, together with Hasbro (UK) Limited (“Hasbro”) infringed the Chapter I prohibition contained in section 2 of the Competition Act 1998 by entering into agreements and/or concerted practices which fixed prices at which certain toys and games manufactured by Hasbro would be retailed by Argos and Littlewoods.

The Tribunal dismissed the appeals on liability in their entirety, finding that there had been bilateral agreements or concerted practices between, on the one hand, Hasbro and Argos and, on the other, Hasbro and Littlewoods, and a trilateral concerted practice between all three undertakings.

This is an unofficial summary prepared by the Registry of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.