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EU Pushes Non-U.S. Antitrust Class Action Model

Law360 (April 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Designed to encourage European businesses and consumers to sue for damages resulting from anti-competitive behavior, the European Commission's much-anticipated white paper was unveiled last week with proposals that aim to create a European version of antitrust class action litigation that steers clear of what many Europeans see as problems with the U.S. model.

In the run-up to the release of the white paper, many feared that the European Commission was looking to push more radical changes and draw closer to U.S.-style class action litigation. Many Europeans...
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