Italian Senate Votes To Open Door To Class Actions

Law360, New York (November 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Italy has moved closer to enacting a law that would introduce class action lawsuits into the country, after an accidental vote in the Senate allowed the measure to pass by a slim margin.

The law, approved in the Italian parliament's upper chamber on Thursday, would give consumers the right to collectively sue companies on behalf of similarly situated individuals.

It passed the Senate by one vote after a member of the center right party Forza Italia accidentally pushed the wrong button when he entered his decision....
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