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Intel Wins Round in Fight Over $1.26 Billion Antitrust Fine

  • EU top court rules Intel rebate claims need to be reviewed
  • Lower court criticized for rejecting Intel appeal in 2014
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Intel Corp. won a round in its eight-year fight with the European Union over a 1.06 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fine in a case that could have ramifications for a list of disputes involving U.S. tech giants including Google and Qualcomm Inc.

The EU’s top court ruled that Intel’s appeal had to be reexamined by a lower tribunal, criticizing judges for failing to properly analyze the economic aspects of the case in its 2014 decision to reject the chipmaker’s challenge.