The French government adopts the implementing decree of the French class action system

The French Consumer Act of 17 March 2014 - the Hamon Law - introduced a class action system into French Law under articles L. 423-1 to L. 423-26 of the Consumer code. Based on an "opt- in" format, consumer associations play a major part in this process. Following the adoption of the implementing decree on 24 September 2014, the French class action system was brought into force on 1 October 2014. This has already given way to a class action being filed by consumer association, "UFC-Que choisir", which represents a group of tenants, claiming damages against the Foncia network of real estate agencies. The decree adds a Chapter III entitled "Class action" to the Title II of Book IV of the French Consumer code and provides additional clarification concerning the proceeding. Its

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Christophe Lemaire, Michaël Cousin, The French government adopts the implementing decree of the French class action system, 24 October 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Economic assessment of damages, Art. N° 69378

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