Amended EU Class Action Proposal Is A Loss For Consumers

Law360 (April 9, 2019, 3:34 PM EDT) -- The European Union has granted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — the lobbying arm of American mega-corporations — a veto over legislation that would give consumers on the continent the right to join together to bring “collective actions” — class actions, as they are known in the U.S.

That’s a slap in the faces of the eight million European victims of the “Dieselgate” scandal who have watched in disbelief as their American counterparts collected an estimated $10 billion through a class action settlement against Volkswagen, whose software-based “defeat devices,” secretly implanted in 11 million diesel cars worldwide, overrode emissions controls and...

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