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Journal of European Tort Law

Editor-in-Chief: Oliphant, Ken

Ed. by Karner, Ernst / Koch, Bernhard A. / Wendehorst, Christiane

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‘Opt-In’ Class Actions in Italy: Why are they Failing?

Giorgio Afferni
Published Online: 2016-04-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jetl-2016-0002


In June 2013 the European Commission recommended to Member States the adoption of an ‘opt-in’ compensatory collective redress mechanism to facilitate private enforcement of EU rights. A damages class action was introduced in Italy more than six years ago with features very similar to the compensatory collective redress action recommended by the European Commission. This survey of Italian case law on the ‘opt-in’ class action briefly discusses the reasons for the almost complete failure of this procedural device in this jurisdiction.

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Published Online: 2016-04-13

Published in Print: 2016-04-01

Citation Information: Journal of European Tort Law, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 82–100, ISSN (Online) 1868-9620, ISSN (Print) 1868-9612, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jetl-2016-0002.

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