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Part II Elements of Private Enforcement Systems, 5 Claimants and Standing

From: The Private Enforcement of Competition Law (1st Edition)

Pedro Caro de Sousa

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 July 2024

Exclusive purchasing agreements — Damages — Jurisdictions — State and competition law

This chapter covers the rules on standing for non-contractual liability and the categories of claimants for damages in competition law cases. It explains that the rules on standing for non-contractual liability typically determine who has standing to sue for compensation for competition harm suffered. While rules on causation and standing may be related, they are conceptually distinct. Moreover, economic injuries have a way of rippling through markets, creating larger numbers of victims than a typical contract or tortious dispute, which then creates a broad range of potential claimants. The chapter enumerates direct purchasers, indirect purchasers, and other plaintiffs as different categories of claimants.

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