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Welcome to the Journal of Mass Claims
Mass Claims · 2021-1
Introduction · 30-06-2021
Author: D.R. Hensler
In a world awash with academic journals, practice notes and blog posts, do we really need a new journal devoted to mass claims? Yes! Oddly, as mass claims increase in frequency in countries worldwide – the result of natural catastrophes, ma...
The UK Supreme Court in Mastercard v Merricks: an economics perspective
Mass Claims · 2021-1
Case note · 30-06-2021
Author: K. Shah
The Mastercard v Merricks case is the biggest case in the UK, and a contender for one of the largest class action cases globally, representing 46 million class members. The reason the case is of great interest and importance, however, is no...
Interview: Commissioner Věra Jourová on the Collective Redress Directive
Mass Claims · 2021-1
Article · 30-06-2021
Author: J. Kalajdzic
History and Context of Directive on representative actions (9059/20) The 2009 Directive (Directive 2009/22 on injunctions for the protection of consumers' interest) enabled qualified entities to bring representative actions aimed at stoppi...
A priceless opportunity: class actions post-Merricks v Mastercard
Mass Claims · 2021-1
Article · 30-06-2021
Author: R.P. Mulheron
In 2015, the United Kingdom Parliament enacted an opt-out class action for competition law grievances. The second class action filed under that regime, Merricks v Mastercard Inc, is a unique and vast case, involving most of the adult popula...
Tort liability of Volkswagen in the emissions scandal
Mass Claims · 2021-1
Case note · 30-06-2021
Author: A. Stadler
Legal Framework In May 2020, four and a half years after the Volkswagen emissions scandal became public in September 2015, the Bundesgerichtshof ('BGH'), the highest German civil court rendered its  landmark decision on Volkswagen AG's tort...
Foreword by the Editorial Board
Mass Claims · 2021-1
Introduction · 30-06-2021
Authors: M.V.E.E. de Monchy, I.N. Tzankova, J. Kortmann, D. Fairgrieve, T. Schreiber
With due pride we are delighted to present this First Edition of the new journal, Mass Claims: an International Journal with a European Focus. It has been quite a journey, bringing together many established and motivated experts in the fiel...
Mass damage claims for GDPR infringements: a multi-jurisdictional perspective
Mass Claims · 2021-1
Article · 30-06-2021
Authors: G. Potjewijd, S.V. Yakovleva, F. Aguilar de Carvalho, C. Derrig, J. Fulton, S. Gallage-Alwis More authors
This contribution discusses mass claims2 seeking non-material damages for data privacy infringements under Articles 80 and 82 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It contributes to the understanding of these provisions by offer...
Complex mass claims: insights from judges across Europe
Mass Claims · 2021-1
Article · 30-06-2021
Authors: J.M. Niemczyk, A. Gayibli
Machteld de Monchy and Till Schreiber in debate with judges Peter Roth (High Court of England and Wales, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal),  Mieke Dudok van Heel (District Court of Amsterdam, Netherlands Commercial Court), Fabian Reuschle (St...
Country reports
Mass Claims · 2021-1
Case law currentia overview · 29-06-2022
The contributions below were provided by the following rapporteurs:   Belgium: Hakim Boularbah and Maria-Clara Van den Bossche, Denmark: Jakob Dahl Mikkelsen, France: Maria Jose Azar-Baud, Germany: Johanna Wirth, Hungary: Miklos Boronkay, I...
Case Law
Mass Claims · 2021-1
Actualia · 29-06-2022
Authors: H. Boularbah, M.-C. van den Bossche
French-speaking Brussels Enterprise Court's judgment of 7 December 2020, consumer organization Test-Achats v. Ryanair (A/19/02564)   The ninth class action ever brought in Belgium was brought by the Belgian consumer organisation Test-Achats...