The General Court dismissed an appeal (T-26/06) by Trioplast Wittenheim (TW) against a 2005 Commission decision imposing a fine for participation in the plastic industrial sacks pricing and bid-rigging cartel. TW’s successor company, Trioplast Industrier (TI), was more successful in its appeal (T-40/06) against the level of fines imposed. The General Court accepted the company’s argument that during the period January 1999 to June 2002, when TI was TW’s parent company, it had ceased to produce the relevant products. The General Court concluded that the European Commission had made an error in its calculation of the gravity of the infringement and TI’s liability. The General Court concluded that, based on the duration of TI’s actual involvement, the starting point for the calculation of the fine was €3m, which was further reduced to €2.73m based on an appropriate reduction for leniency.