As of 25 June 2023, new rules apply protecting consumers’ collective interests in mass claims throughout Europe. The rules stem from the European Parliament and Council Directive (EU) 2020/1828 ofContinue Reading EU Deadline Sharpens Contours of European Consumer Class Action Landscape
On 1 January 2020, the Dutch Act on the Resolution of Mass Claims in Collective Action (Wet afwikkeling massaschade in collectieve actie) (Dutch acronym: WAMCA) will enter into effect, introducing the possibility of claiming damages on a collective basis under an opt-out regime for Dutch residents and an opt-in regime for parties residing abroad.
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On 13 July 2018, the Amsterdam Court of Appeals declared a € 1.3 billion settlement between Ageas (previously Fortis Bank) and its former shareholders binding under the Dutch Class Action (Financial Settlement) Act. This constitutes the largest settlement ever between a European company and investors, but the decision may have unexpected consequences for the revenue model of claim organizations in the future.
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