CASE COMMENTS: EUROPEAN CASE LAW – ITALY - PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT – UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES – CONSUMERS – CLASS ACTION

Italia: The Milan Court finds admissible a class action launched after the competition authority sanctioned unfair commercial practices on consumers (Altroconsumo / Samsung Electronics Italia)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Few class actions have so far overcome the admissibility phase that characterises the Italian procedural model for class actions for compensation for individual damages in mass litigation. While one may question the effectiveness of this action and the impact of the transposition of Directive 2014/104/EU of 26 November 2014 by the "legislative decree" of 19 January 2017, No. 3 - its provisions being expressly applicable to the class action arising from Article 140 bis of the Consumer Code - the order of 10 November 2016 issued by the Court of Milan concerning a class action launched following damages caused by unfair commercial practices is of interest to

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Silvia Pietrini, Italia: The Milan Court finds admissible a class action launched after the competition authority sanctioned unfair commercial practices on consumers (Altroconsumo / Samsung Electronics Italia), 10 November 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83973, pp.202-204

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