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Miscellaneous
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  Since the WAMCA entered into force on 1 January 2020, only a few decisions on the merits in collective action proceedings have been rendered.1 Most of the proceedings are still in the preliminary phase relating to the stricter admissibili...
Case law
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  The Norwegian Dispute Act Chapter 35 sets out the rules governing class action procedures in Norway. In section 35-1, a class action is defined as "an action that is brought by or directed against a class on an identical or substantially...
Case law
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
Time bar where damage not apparent (WPH Developments Limited v Young & Gault LLP) Time bar continues to be a significant area of dispute in Scotland, with a recent appeal court case confirming a contentious line of case law favouring de...
Miscellaneous
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  Reform – Court Hearings – proposal to make virtual hearings permanent   Following the pandemic, and the sudden shift of in-person hearings to virtual ones, a legislative consultation has been held about the future mode of court attendance...
Case law
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  On 23 July 2021, the Supreme Court delivered its second judgment in the "Dieselgate" litigation.1 We have previously reported on an earlier decision of March 2020, in which the Supreme Court upheld the joint and several liability of a nat...
Legislation
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  In terms of legislative activity, the transposition of Directive (EU) 2020/1828 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2020 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers into S...
Miscellaneous
Mass Claims · 2021-2
Actualia · 29-12-2021
  The impact of ever increasing mass litigation on the efficiency of civil justice remains a major concern in Spain. Not only are new individual proceedings being issued in existing cases, but also new cases are being brought, principally i...
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...
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: B. 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...