Accordingly with the Italian Antitrust Authority, a cartel between a large number of competing insurance companies - that entered into a complex horizontal agreement aimed at the “extended and pervading” exchange of strategic, sensitive, commercial information - infringe the article 2 of the Law 10 October 1990 no. 287.
As a consequence of the above, Mr. De Gaetanis sued the insurer company, SARA Assicurazioni S.p.A. before the Giudice di Pace di Lecce.
He claimed that as to the AGCM assertion the cartel has gained a large premium advantage by its anticompetitive acts and, then, asked for the reimbursement of the 20% of the premium paid to SARA Assicurazioni S.p.A.
The Justice of Peace agreed with the arguments of the consumer and the plaintiff obtained a reimbursement of Euro 613, 57.