EU Takes 2nd Shot At Collective Action System

Law360, New York (October 21, 2010, 4:44 PM EDT) -- The European Commission is renewing its efforts to create a European Union-wide collective action system that would give all citizens equal access to courts and make judgments, such as damages awards in private cartel actions, enforceable throughout the 27-country bloc, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia confirmed Thursday.

The College of Commissioners agreed on the need to set up a European collective action system last week based on a memorandum prepared by Almunia, Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding and Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner John Dalli, the antitrust chief...
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