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Action in court of before a public enforcement body which aims at obtaining compensation/damages (as opposed to an Injunctive action which has different aims - check this link).

For an elaboration of the relevance of damages actions for EU consumer law - see the DG SANCO Green Paper on Consumer Redress and the latest consultation for discussion on the follow-up to the Green Paper.

For an elaboration of the relevance of damages actions for enforcement of competition law - see a study into private damages actions for breaches of EU antitrust law – conducted by Ashurst and published in August 2004; Green Paper – “Damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules” and White Paper on Damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules.

For an academic review of the role of damages actions for enforcement of antitrust law - see Article "Towards a European Tort Law? Damages Actions for Breach of the EC Antitrust Rules: Harmonising Tort Law through the Back Door?" by Marcos and Sanchez-Graells (2006) at the following link.