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Monday
Jun042012

IMCO Committee amendments 124-402 - on Alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes and amending Regulation

AMENDMENTS 
124 - 402 

Draft report 
Louis Grech 
(PE487.749v01-00) 
on Alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC (Directive on consumer ADR) 
Proposal for a directive 
(COM(2011)0793 – C7-0454/2011 – 2011/0373(COD))

 

Friday
Jun012012

The European Parliment's Policy Department A - Collective Redress in Antitrust

Consumers regularly suffer harm in the  form of higher prices, lower output, reduced quality and limited innovation as a result of antitrust infringements but they are rarely compensated due to legal and practical obstacles. Collective redress is a mechanism that may accomplish the termination or prevention of unlawful business practices  which affect a multitude of claimants or the compensation for the harm caused by such illegal practices. This study analyses the systems of collective redress for breach of competition law in the area of antitrust in the EU. Starting with an overview of the relevant national and EU legislation in this area, it discusses the question of an EU-wide specific system for collective redress in antitrust and the legal basis for a legislative initiative at EU level. Finally, it assesses advantages and limits of different policy options in relation to several procedural rules both generally applying to collective actions and specifically relevant to collective redress in antitrust. 

 

Wednesday
Apr182012

IMCO Committee draft report - on Alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes and amending Regulation

 

DRAFT REPORT 
on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 
on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes and amending 
Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC (Directive on 
consumer ADR) 
(COM(2012)0793 – C7-0454/2011– 2011/0373(COD)) 
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection 
Rapporteur: Louis Grech 
Rapporteurs for the opinion (*): Cristian Silviu Buşoi, Committee on Legal Affairs 
 (*) Associated committee – Rule 50 of the Rules of Procedure 

 

Thursday
Jan122012

European Parliament - Towards a Coherent European Approach to Collective Redress

REPORT 
on ‘Towards a Coherent European Approach to Collective Redress’  (2011/2089(INI)) 
Committee on Legal Affairs 
Rapporteur: Klaus-Heiner Lehne
Monday
Apr042011

UK: Government Implementation of Jackson Reforms on the Costs and Funding of Litigation

Dear Colleague,

Following the LJ Jackson Report on the costs and funding of litigation in England and Wales, the UK government made a series of announcements on 30 March 2011 about major reforms of funding and reform of the civil justice system.

Please find attached a document summarising these reforms and providing further information.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,
EJF Secretariat

 

UK: Government Implementation of Jackson Reforms on the Costs and Funding of Litigation. Introduction of Contingency Fees and increased Mediation (pdf)

 

EJF Response to the Ministry of Justice’s Consultation Paper CP 13/10 on Proposals for the Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales (pdf)