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Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
Brussels Court of Appeal's judgment of 14 April 2021, Belgian Consumer Ombudsman Service v. six energy suppliers (2019/AR/1763) Since the entry into force of the class action regime in the Belgian legal order in September 2014, 10 class act...
Case law
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  One decision has been handed down since the report in the previous edition of the Journal and three new group actions have been initiated totalling 30. Decision: In May 2021, the Versailles Court of Appeal confirmed the inadmissibility of...
Legislation
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
Draft "Pour un nouveau régime de l'action de groupe, September 15, 2020. Group actions were introduced in France in 2014 for consumer-related disputes, with a very strict framework. In 2016, the collective redress framework was extended to...
Miscellaneous
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  The Observatory of Group Actions and Other Forms of Collective Redress, created in 2017, is an Internet platform with a threefold objective: informing about collective redress mechanisms, registering collective actions and creating a netw...
Case law
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  As of today, German statutory law provides for limited means of collective redress. The Model Declaratory Action (Musterfest­stellungsklage) introduced by the legislator in November 2018 to encourage class actions in various fields of int...
Legislation
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  On 1 October 2021, several amendments to the RDG have come into force,1 indicating that the German legislator seeks to encourage the business model of debt collectors while trying to ensure protection of individual customers' rights. For...
Case law
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
Faxgore Limited (In Liquidation) v Companies Act 2014 [2021] IEHC 605 (24 September 2021)1 A recent decision of the High Court of Ireland, which involved a claim by 832 individual claimants, provides a useful example of the types of multi-p...
Miscellaneous
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
Developments for multi-party actions in Ireland In the country report for Ireland in Volume 1 of Mass Claims, published June 2021, it was noted that the report of the Review of the Administration of Civil Justice (the "Report")1 had made a...
Case law
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
Amsterdam District Court, 30 June 2021 (ECLI:NL:RBAMS:2021:3617) – Car Claim Foundation vs. Volkswagen et al. – Dieselgate On 30 June 2021, the Amsterdam District Court delivered its ruling in a collective action against car manufacturers b...
Legislation
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  On 24 November 2020, the European Parliament endorsed the Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers (Directive).1 Under the Directive, every Member State must ensure that there is at l...