EU Lawmakers Push Antitrust Collective Actions

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 6:42 PM EST) -- A group of European lawmakers is pushing to introduce opt-in collective actions throughout the European Union as part of legislation designed to make it easier for consumers and businesses to recover antitrust damages, according to a report released Wednesday.

A report from one of two European Parliament committees reviewing the European Commission's legislative proposal called for the inclusion of a collective action mechanism in the measure. The proposal is designed to encourage private antitrust damages actions by giving claimants easier access to information, among other changes....
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