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Collective redress in Europe : why and how?

Author: Eva Lein; Duncan Fairgrieve; Marta Otero Crespo; Vincent Smith; British Institute of International and Comparative Law,
Publisher: London : British Institute of International and Comparative Law, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The European Commission Recommendation on Collective Redress (2013/396/EU) establishes a framework to ensure a coherent horizontal approach to collective litigation in the EU context without harmonising national systems. The Commission clearly aims at distinguishing collective redress in Europe from the North American class action approach. This book explores the need for mass litigation mechanisms in Europe from a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Lein; Duncan Fairgrieve; Marta Otero Crespo; Vincent Smith; British Institute of International and Comparative Law,
ISBN: 9781905221561 1905221568
OCLC Number: 908967437
Description: xix, 550 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Economic perspectives --
Behavioural sciences perspectives --
Lawyers' perspectives --
Judicial perspectives --
Models for collective redress in Europe : the Commission recommendation and beyond --
Specific areas of collective redress in Europe --
Alternative dispute resolution and collective redress --
Lessons from public international law.
Responsibility: edited by Eva Lein, Duncan Fairgrieve, Marta Otero Crespo and Vincent Smith.

Abstract:

"The European Commission Recommendation on Collective Redress (2013/396/EU) establishes a framework to ensure a coherent horizontal approach to collective litigation in the EU context without harmonising national systems. The Commission clearly aims at distinguishing collective redress in Europe from the North American class action approach. This book explores the need for mass litigation mechanisms in Europe from a series of interdisciplinary perspectives. ... [It includes] commentary on various specific areas of collective redress including competition law, product liability and consumer protection; and the options for and relevance of collective ADR mechanisms"--Back cover.
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