EurActiv with Reuters. EU to relaunch debate on class-action lawsuit plan.The European Commission will relaunch a debate next month on a controversial plan to help consumers launch class-action lawsuits to seek compensation for anti-competitive practices, according to a Commission document. Former Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes tried to lay out rules last year that would make it easier for consumers who suffer at the hands of companies that fix prices or abuse their dominant market position to take them to court.
But the proposals were shelved after criticism from companies worried about US-style class-action lawsuits and the possibility of hefty punitive damages. Class actions are rare in Europe ...Zum vollständigen Artikel