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Group proceedings – what are they?

Group proceedings are a new mechanism for pursuing claims in court introduced into the Polish legal system…

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Legislative process

19 July 2010 the Act’s entry into force



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In what cases can group proceedings be commenced?

The Polish Act is an example of the so-called sector-based solutions. This means that group proceedings…

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When are the group proceedings allowed?

A case which belongs to one of the statutory categories can be examined in group proceedings if certain additional formal conditions…

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What can you pursue in group proceedings?

In each of the statutory categories of cases in which claims may be pursued in group proceedings…

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Class action for adjudication

An adjudication class action aims at obtaining specific performance by the group members. In this type of group proceedings…

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Class action for declaration or shaping of a legal relation or right

Class action can cover request for declaration of a right or legal relationship…

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Class action for establishment of liability

An action for establishment of the defendant’s liability is an instrument characteristic for group proceedings provided for…

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What is a “group” in the meaning of the Act?

“A group” is a group of persons who have decided to pursue their claims jointly in the form of group…

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Who is a “group representative”?

Group proceedings are based on the principle of representation, which means that during the proceedings, it is the group…

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What is the status of a group member?

In principle, group members do not participate actively in the proceedings. Their activity in the proceedings…

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What is the course of group proceedings?

Group proceedings, as compared to standard civil proceedings, can be distinguished by the specific…

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What are the costs related to participation in group proceedings?

Group proceedings, as every other civil action, entail court fees…

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How to start the process of establishing the group?

The Act does not provide for a manner in which the group should be created…

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