E.U. Proposes Class Actions To Boost Single Market

Law360, New York (March 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission proposed Tuesday to give European consumers the power to collectively seek damages from companies that provided them with flawed products or services, arguing the option is necessary if businesses and customers are to benefit from a single market.

The E.U.’s newly appointed Consumer Affair Commissioner Meglena Kuneva set out a slew of initiatives to boost the retail side of the European Union’s single market by 2013.

Among them was an action on collective redress mechanisms for consumers, both for infringements of consumer protection...
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