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General Comments

Issues related to collective pursuit of claims undoubtedly falls within the area of civil procedure that has been dynamically developing in recent…

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United States

The beginnings of the class action in the American legal system date back as far as the mid-19th century, whereas for more than one hundred years…

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Projects aimed at strengthening the mechanisms of collective pursuit of claims in the EU

On the European level, in order to guarantee…

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Austria

The Austrian Code of Civil Procedure (Zivilprozessordnung, ZPO) does not contain provisions regulating an independent collective…

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Belgium

Belgium does not have a typical class action mechanism. In principle, Belgian law does not at all provide for the possibility for a claimant to appear…

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Denmark

Interesting measures of collective redress are provided for in Danish legislation. The possibility of applying both opt-in and opt-out procedures is a characteristic of the Danish model…

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France

Until March 2014, the French law did not provide for a typical mechanism for collective pursuit of claims. However, under the French Act…

 

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Germany

The present German law has not introduced any mechanism for collective pursuit of claims equivalent to a typical class action where a single entity initiates…

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Italy

The class action mechanism was implemented in the Italian legal system in 2007 as a result of an amendment to the Italian Consumer Code…

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Japan

Until recently, Japanese law provided only a few traditional methods of collective pursuit of claims…

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Portugal

Portuguese law has long known the institution of the so-called citizen’s action (ação popular). Its roots date back to the 16th century while today…

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Russia

The institution of class action was introduced into Russian law as a consequence of the amendment of the Russian Commercial Procedure Code…

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Spain

The institution of class action was introduced in Spanish law in 2001 with the entry into force of the Civil Procedure Act (Ley de Enjuiciamiento Civil)…

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Sweden

The debate on implementation of collective redress mechanisms within Swedish law commenced as early as the 1970s. In 2002, the debate resulted…

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The Netherlands

Among the European mechanisms for collective pursuit of claims, very interesting solutions were adopted in the Netherlands. Admittedly, Dutch law…

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United Kingdom

At present, the institution of collective statement of claim, understood as the American class action, i.e. a type of a group (collective) action does not exist…

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