Opt-Out System Could Be Key To Boosting EU Antitrust Suits

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT) -- European Union officials may need to back an opt-out collective action system if they want to encourage private antitrust claims, according to a report presented to European Union lawmakers Tuesday, a sentiment attorneys say is beginning to gain traction in the region.

Coming in the wake of an April U.K. proposal to introduce opt-out collective actions for antitrust cases, the study points to a growing belief that if European policymakers want to promote private cartel damages claims, they will likely have to embrace an opt-out system,...
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