CAT 35
14 Dec 2006
Judgment on an appeal against a decision of the OFT to close its investigation into an alleged collective boycott.
The Tribunal found that the decision to close the case was taken at a very early stage in the investigation for administrative priority reasons that were genuinely independent of the merits of the case and without having reached any conclusion on the merits.
The Tribunal held that, on the particular facts of the case, the OFT had not taken an appealable decision and that the appeal was inadmissible.
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