French Court dismisses Navx’s damages claim against Google for alleged abused of dominance

On 27 December 2012 the Paris Commercial Court dismissed claims brought by Navx that Google abused its dominant position on the advertisement market by unilaterally terminating the advertisement contract it had with Navx before its term. The Court ruled that Google did not abuse of its dominant position by terminating an agreement in advance because such activity, if reasonable, forms a company’s right to conduct its business. Nevertheless the Court partially upheld Navx’s claim for damages in order to compensate for losses suffered as a result of the early termination. [Gabriele Accardo]