Are Consumer Class Actions Coming To The EU?

Law360, New York (March 2, 2011, 3:14 PM EST) -- In a potential move toward U.S.-style class actions, the European Commission recently launched an initiative seeking public comments about potential options for collective redress in the European Union.[1] This initiative arises from substantial concerns about the lack of options available to consumers in the EU to redress unfair competition claims against businesses, as well as the lack of a collective redress mechanism generally.

The EC is seeking public comments on a series of questions, such as whether collective actions should be publicly funded and whether collective...
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