EU Commissioner Says No To Class Actions

Law360, New York (November 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Though the European Commission supports a collective redress mechanism for consumers, the European Union is unlikely to see the introduction of a U.S.-style class action system any time soon, according to European Commissioner for Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva.

Speaking at a meeting of businesses, consumer organizations and law firms in Lisbon on Saturday, Kuneva dismissed concerns that she plans to propose the introduction of a class action system.

“To those who have come all the way to Lisbon to hear the words 'class action,' let me...
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