EU May Ease Pursuit Of Damages In Antitrust Actions

Law360, New York (October 2, 2009, 1:07 PM EDT) -- The European Commission is reportedly in the process of penning a proposed directive that would make it easier for class action plaintiffs to seek damages in antitrust cases, with officials hoping the move will have a deterrent effect on anti-competitive behavior.

The draft directive establishes the framework for consumers and companies to launch private damages actions for compensation in national courts, Reuters reported Thursday, citing a copy of the act.

Although there have recently been “some signs of improvement” in certain member states in terms of...
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