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Chile: Court rejects lawsuits against supermarkets over competition infringement

 |  June 24, 2019

The Court of Appeals of Santiago rejected the claims for compensation for damages filed against Walmart Chile S.A., over alleged infringements to the country’s competition laws.

“There is no evidence to conclude that the acts of unfair competition have produced significant effects on the market,” said the court, confirming the conclusions by the Court for the Defense of Free Competition (TDLC) in its original opinion. The resolution added that the companies that speculate how much they could have grown in those four years are acting against the sentence handed down in 2010.

On the contrary, there are precedents in the opposite direction to the plaintiffs’ claims, as established in the ruling by the TDLC, which determines that the two companies were not affected by the fliers, since both in fact increased their sales in 2006.

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