European "Class" Action: British and Italian Points of View in Evolving Scenarios
AbstractThe article tackles the state-of-play of the European debate with respect to the representative action as form of enhanced antitrust private enforcement. First it takes into consideration the US precedent. Then it outlines the current debate at European level (White Paper), both on the basis of the British experience and of the Italian 'expectations' of introducing such a tool of consumer and citizen defence vis à vis abuses and collusive agreements carried out by national or multinational undertakings.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15900.
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2009
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Publication status: Published in Europa e Diritto Privato 1.1(2009): pp. 163-189
collective actions; representative actions; white paper on private actions for damages; Bersani; Crehan Courage; Manfredi; European Court of Justice; European Commission;
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