The role of national judges in antitrust litigation in the light of the antitrust damages’ directive (or the “indirect effects” of directives before the lapse of the implementation period, according to the Corte di Cassazione)

In the annotated judgement, the Italian Corte di cassazione (hereinafter, the “CC”) seems to suggest that the recently enacted directive on antitrust damages (whose analysis has been carried out here by Prof. Rossi Dal Pozzo) enjoys a sort of “indirect effects” within the Italian legal order. The case concerned a stand-alone damages action brought by a group of agricultural wholesalers a [...]

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