Inntrepreneur v Crehan [2006] UKHL 38

House of Lords judgment (about 22 pages) allowing Inntrepreneur's appeal against the Court of Appeal judgment (about 36 pages) which had given damages to Bernard Crehan, a former pub tenant, for breaches of Article 81 by the landlord's beer tie. The Lords judgment finds that the Court of Appeal had been wrong to rely on the European Commission's decision on the Whitbread case as if it were a precedent for Inntrepreneur beer ties, and restores the High Court judge's own assessment (about 80 pages) of the facts and his conclusion that the relevant Inntrepreneur beer tie arrangements did not infringe Article 81. See The beer tie and competition law for background.

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Filed under Article 81, UK courts.

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