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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

The EU’s Collective Redress Directive — Are Collective Redress Suits Already Happening in Some EU Member States?

In this sixth alert in our series regarding the European Parliament’s formal endorsement of a new collective actions legislation titled the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Representative Actions for...more

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Class Action in EU Status of implementation of the Class Action Directive 2020/1828

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On November 25, 2020, the European Parliament approved DIRECTIVE (EU) 2020/1828 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing...more

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Lloyd v. Google: Impact on the English Collective Redress Landscape and Data Privacy Actions

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The highly anticipated UK Supreme Court decision in Lloyd v. Google has brought into focus (1) the operation of the United Kingdom’s collective redress regime brought under the civil procedure rules, particularly the...more

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“Pharma Bro” Shkreli’s Former Pharmaceutical Company Pays $40 Million to Settle Antitrust Suit

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A bipartisan group of AGs, led by New York AG Letitia James, and the FTC reached a settlement with pharmaceutical company Vyera Pharmaceuticals (formerly known as Turing Pharmaceuticals) and its parent company (collectively...more

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An ever-closer jurisdiction? Cross-border consumer participation in EU class actions

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With Directive (EU) 2020/1828 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC (“the Representative Actions Directive”) in force and to be implemented by...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

The EU’s Collective Redress Directive — A Look at What Constitutes a ‘Qualified Entity’

In this third alert in our series regarding the European Parliament’s formal endorsement of a new collective actions legislation entitled the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Representative Actions...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

EU Litigation Update - June 2021

EU Representative Actions Directive – An Overview - A representative action is one where an individual or entity sues as a representative of a group of individuals. In the United States, class actions are by far the...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

The EU’s Collective Redress Directive — A Look at What Constitutes a ‘Trader’

In this second alert in our series regarding the European Parliament’s formal endorsement of a new collective action legislation titled the “Directive (EU) 2020/1828 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25...more

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Italy - The class action "revolution" enters into force

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Italy - The class action “revolution” enters into force - The new class action bill (Law no. 31 of 12 April 2019) was passed in 2019 and – after a number of postponements – finally entered into force on 19 May 2021. Although...more

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New Italian Class Action Rules Enter Into Force on May 19, 2021

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Today, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the new rules governing expanded class action lawsuits in Italy entered into force.  The new system applies to claims related to conducts put in place starting from today. ...more

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The EU’s Collective Redress Directive — The Potential for Collective Consumer Lawsuits: An Introduction

The European Parliament formally endorsed the text of a new collective actions legislation, “Directive (EU) 2020/1828 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2020 on Representative Actions for the...more

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The New Deal for Consumers: our outline of the key pillars and initial steps to get ready

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The New Deal for Consumers which has entered into force aims to modernise and strengthen the enforcement of EU consumer law. In this article we have outlined the key pillars and initial steps to get ready for the New Deal for...more

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Collective Redress Set to Redefine Litigation Across Europe

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Recent developments in the area of collective redress will redefine the litigation landscape in Germany and throughout Europe. Mass actions have been on the rise throughout Europe for some time. In 2020, the balance...more

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The new EU representative action from a German perspective – not a sudden, but a gradual revolution

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It took longer than expected, although not primarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than two years after the EU Commission submitted its first proposal, the Directive on representative actions was adopted by the...more

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E.U. Parliament Endorses Directive to Permit Collective Consumer Lawsuits, Including for GDPR Violations

The European Union Parliament officially endorsed a directive on November 24, 2020, concerning representative actions that will allow collective lawsuits to protect the combined interests of consumers for alleged violations...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

The EU Collective Redress Directive Is Coming To Town

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After more than seven years, the EU Parliament formally endorsed the much-anticipated new directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers (the “Directive”). This was the final...more

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New European collective actions legislation approved

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24 November 2020 marks the final approval of the new European collective actions legislation, the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on representative actions for the protection of the collective...more

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"Class Actions" in Europe: Steps Toward a Harmonized Litigation Framework

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The Situation: Negotiators for the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (the "Council") have reached an agreement on new European rules on collective consumer action. The Council has thus published a...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

One For All! Collective Redress Is Coming To The EU

The EU may soon introduce and adopt a collective redress directive that will make it possible for consumers across the EU to bring forward class action cases on various legal matters. The European collective redress system,...more

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EU Parliament and Council Agree to Allow Consumers to Pursue EU-Wide Collective Actions

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Negotiators from the EU Parliament and Council reached an agreement on 22 June on the Collective Redress Directive (Directive), which will allow groups of individuals to seek compensation through collective actions against...more

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[Webinar] Prepare for Global Data Class Actions - April 28th, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm GMT

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Prepare for global data class actions has been moved. In the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, there is an unfortunate increase in the cyber-security risks businesses may face. Our global team will help you best prepare for the...more

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Italy to Overhaul Class Actions

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The Situation: Under the new Italian framework, class actions will no longer be limited to consumer protection matters, and collective redress may be sought through simplified proceedings. The Developments: A recently...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

An EU Approach to Class Action Litigation

• A U.S.-style class action regime looms large in the European Union. • The current draft legislation imports certain hallmarks of the system celebrated by U.S. plaintiffs’ lawyers, but there is uncertainty over what...more

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Collective Redress in Europe: Comparing the European and German Framework

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The Situation: In 2018, Germany introduced a model declaratory action giving qualified institutions the right to raise liability claims on behalf of groups of consumers in a representative action. Once the court has issued a...more

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One step closer to group actions (collective redress) in the EU

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On March 26th 2019, the European Parliament approved in a plenary vote rules allowing groups of consumers harmed by illegal practices to launch collective actions and seek compensation....more

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