France Drops Class Action Bill

Law360, New York (January 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The French National Assembly will not debate a controversial proposal to introduce class action litigation in the country, after lawmakers removed the legislation from the Assembly’s schedule.

Citing concerns about remaining on schedule, legislators axed the bill from the agenda for this session, which closes at the end of February.

Since the parliamentary session closes just before France’s presidential and legislative elections, the fate of the bill will rest in the hands of the country’s next government.

The bill, introduced by finance minister Thierry Breton last...
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