Case T- 146/09 Parker-Hannifin Manufacturing v Commission, Joined Cases T- 147/09 and T‑ 148/09 Trelleborg Industrie SAS and Trelleborg AB v Commission and Case T- 154/09 MRI v Commission (Marine hoses cartel) [Archived]
Case T- 146/09 Parker-Hannifin Manufacturing v Commission, Joined Cases T- 147/09 and T‑ 148/09 Trelleborg Industrie SAS and Trelleborg AB v Commission and Case T- 154/09 MRI v Commission (Marine hoses cartel) [Archived]

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  • Case T- 146/09 Parker-Hannifin Manufacturing v Commission, Joined Cases T- 147/09 and T‑ 148/09 Trelleborg Industrie SAS and Trelleborg AB v Commission and Case T- 154/09 MRI v Commission (Marine hoses cartel) [Archived]
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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 17 March 2013; it is no longer maintained.

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CASE HUB (date of judgments—17/03/2013)

Outline Appeals to the General Court seeking annulment and reductions in the level of individual fines imposed regarding the Commission's decision of 28 January 2009 finding infringements of Article 101 TFEU and imposing combined fines of €131.51m on five company groups (including the three applicants) for their alleged participation in a global cartel for the supply of marine hose between 1986 and 2007 ('Marine hoses cartel').

On 17 March 2013, the General Court partially annulled the Commission’s decision in relation to all of the applicants and also reduced the fine imposed on Parker insofar as the Commission had not established that Parker ITR should be liable for the whole duration of the alleged infringement.

This matter (insofar as it relates to Parker ITR and Parker-Hannifin) focuses primarily on the principle of 'economic continuity'—particularly in the context of an intra-group transfer of infringing business in anticipation of its transfer to an independent third party.

Parties Applicants:
• Parker ITR Srl (Parker ITR)
• Parker-Hannifin Corp (Parker-Hannifin)
(collectively,