Two High-Profile Trials Open
Sweden’s biggest anti-trust trial opened Wednesday. Nine companies have been taken to court, accused of price-fixing in the asphalt market.
Among the defendants are the building giants Skanska and NCC and the state-owned Swedish Road Administration. It’s taken five years for the case to come to trial, because of complications connected to the state-owned company’s alleged involvement. The verdict is not expected until next summer.
Also starting Wednesday is the trial of Anna Sjödin, president of Sweden’s Young Social Democrats, in connection with an altercation at a Stockholm bar at the beginning of the year. She’s accused of fighting with a bouncer; Sjödin says the bouncer attacked her.