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NMa Press Policy Towards Accell Group Unlawful

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HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (March 9) – The Court in The Hague has ruled in favour of Accell Group N.V. in the appeal it lodged against the Dutch competition watchdog NMa in a claim pertaining to unlawful press policy. The Court found it had been sufficiently proven that the NMa, with the press release it published […]

HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (March 9) – The Court in The Hague has ruled in favour of Accell Group N.V. in the appeal it lodged against the Dutch competition watchdog NMa in a claim pertaining to unlawful press policy.
The Court found it had been sufficiently proven that the NMa, with the press release it published in November 2002 and with text in its 2002 annual report, had indeed prejudiced the interests of Accell Group. This is unlawful and negligent and the Court has ordered the NMa to pay damages. The damages Accell Group suffered in this matter pertain primarily to reputational damage and the costs of the defence. The amount of damages is yet to be determined. (JO)

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