European Court of Justice dismissed a claim for damages against the European Commission for the EC's decision to prohibit the proposed acquisition of First Choice by Airtours/MyTravel Group in 1999. "The fact that the Court annulled the decision of the Commission prohibiting the acquisition of First Choice by MyTravel does not make the Community liable in damages, since [it] did not manifestly and gravely infringe Community law," the ECJ ruled yesterday. Airtours tried to acquire UK tour ...

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