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On 28 February 2018, the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court (the "Court") rejected an appeal of the German drug store chain Dirk Rossmann GmbH ("Rossmann") and imposed a €30 million fine on Rossmann for vertical price-fixing agreements for roasted coffee products with Melitta Kaffee GmbH ("Melitta"). The fine is almost six times higher than the €5.25 million originally imposed by the Federal Cartel Office ("FCO").

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