Tuesday, October 19, 2004


Lawyer’s fax blunder costs EC €100m

`A lawyer’s failure to operate a fax machine correctly has been blamed for the European Commission losing a multi-million-euro court case.

The European Court of First Instance ruled in favour of five German banks which had been fined a total of €100m by the EC. [..]

According to the Financial Times, the European Court of First Instance overturned the fine because an EC lawyer who attempted to fax a 100-page document outlining the Commission’s case had accidentally placed it face upwards in the fax machine.’

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