Antitrust Litigation To Rise Despite Compromise On EU Law

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A deal reached Tuesday on legislation designed to make it easier to bring antitrust damages claims in the European Union won't lead to U.S.-style class actions but will ramp up private antitrust litigation in the 28-member bloc, attorneys say.

Though some legislators had pushed for a more plaintiff-friendly version of the legislation, the deal that came out of meetings with the European Parliament and the European Council largely hewed to the European Commission's proposal to grant would-be plaintiffs some measure of discovery while protecting corporate leniency...
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