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2022-1

Foreword

German Experience: Court Cases as a Stepping Stone for Legislation
Mass Claims · 2022-1
Introduction · 12-07-2022
Author: F.R. Reuschle
In Germany we have many mass claims. In recent years there has been a growing interest in civil procedure rules for cases of mass torts in Germany. To understand the need and the development of collective redress system in Germany, it's wor...

Articles

Third Party Funding, Class Actions, and the Question of Regulation:
Mass Claims · 2022-1
Article · 12-07-2022
Author: R.P. Mulheron
With third party funding of litigation becoming more prevalent in Europe, the European Parliament issued a report in June 2021 which calls for greater regulation of the participants in the industry. Meanwhile, third party funding has long b...
Mass claims: How to Value Data
Mass Claims · 2022-1
Article · 12-07-2022
Authors: David Jevons, Lirio Barros, K. Shah
Data has become a critical ingredient in the modern economy. In the same way oil powered the industrial revolution, data has powered the technological revolution of the last twenty years. Many of the world's biggest companies are now firms...
The 'new' Italian Class Action:
Mass Claims · 2022-1
Article · 12-07-2022
Author: Giacomo Pailli
This article examines the newly reformed Italian class action system against the background of the main features of Italian civil procedure. The new law moved the class actions from the Consumer code to the Code of civil procedure, and addr...
Conversation on collective redress with the former Vice President of the European Parliament, Diana Wallis
Mass Claims · 2022-1
Article · 12-07-2022
Authors: I.N. Tzankova, D. Fairgrieve
        Diana: You asked me how I first became involved with issues of collective redress. I don't think that as a practicing solicitor I have ever dealt with a collective redress claim. That being said, I was a fairly senior litigator for...
Judicial Insights into the United Kingdom's Group Litigation Regime
Mass Claims · 2022-1
Article · 12-07-2022
Author: Barbara Fontaine
The following is an edited version of a speech which Senior Master Fontaine delivered to the inaugural meeting of the Collective Redress Lawyers' Association (CORLA), which was held at Chancery Lane, London, on 31 March 2022. Senior Master...
First judgment on a health-related group action in the Dépakine case
Mass Claims · 2022-1
Article · 12-07-2022
Author: M.J. Azar-Baud
On 5 January 2022, the Tribunal judiciaire of Paris2 declared admissible the first French health-related group action3 and found the pharmaceutical laboratory liable. It is the first time an action of this type has reached the stage of the...
Standing of Consumer Organizations in Data Protection Representative Actions
Mass Claims · 2022-1
Article · 12-07-2022
Author: S.V. Yakovleva
In 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)2 introduced a representative actions mechanism in data protection cases. One of the pressing issues related to the application of this mechanism is its interaction with already existing...
Country reports
Mass Claims · 2022-1
Article · 12-07-2022
England and WalesAnna Dannreuther and Jackie McArthurCase LawLloyd v Google [2021] UKSC 50 This was a representative claim brought by an iPhone user, alleging that Google had breached its obligations as a data controller under s. 4(4) of th...