Fears Of US Excess Stymie EU Class Action Efforts

Law360, New York (April 7, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT) -- Even if the European Commission succeeds in its bid to set up a unified collective action system, the regulator's reluctance to create some of the rewards of the U.S. antitrust class action process may hinder efforts to encourage private enforcement suits in the European Union, attorneys say.

The EC's public consultation on the issue, which runs through the end of April, focuses on how to set up a system to allow collective actions in EU member states not just for antitrust litigation but for litigation ranging...
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