The Portuguese Competition Court approves a settlement between a consumer protection association and the national land surveyors association based on a class action for damages due to alleged overcharging for surveying services (Ius Omnibus / ANT)

Competition law class actions in Portugal: first court-approved settlement* On 20 September 2021, the Portuguese Competition Court approved a settlement between Ius Omnibus, a non-profit consumer protection association, and the National Association of Land Surveyors (ANT), in the context of a class action filed by Ius Omnibus intended to obtain compensation for the damages suffered by consumers as a result of ANT’s allegedly anticompetitive behaviour. Under the settlement, ANT pledged to compensate all consumers represented in the class action in the amount of 5% of the gross price paid for the surveying services. This is a substantial step in the application of the Portuguese Class Action Act to competition cases considering it is the first competition class action filed in Portugal

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Authors

Quotation

Carla Marcelino, Miguel Mendes Pereira, Rita Pimentel Torres, The Portuguese Competition Court approves a settlement between a consumer protection association and the national land surveyors association based on a class action for damages due to alleged overcharging for surveying services (Ius Omnibus / ANT), 28 October 2021, e-Competitions October 2021, Art. N° 103821

Visites 499

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues