Private enforcement : In the process officiating a bill regarding a new consumption law, the Senate votes on articles 1 and 2 that introduce the possibility to start class actions before the decision of the Competition Authority becomes definitive and removes the monopoly granted to eight Courts of First Instance specialized in that type of action

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. As planned, the examination in public session of the articles of the bill relating to consumption continued on Wednesday 11 September 2013 from 2.30 p.m. onwards. After 3 hours of debate and consideration of some 100 amendments, Articles 1 and 2, those concerning group action, were adopted by the Senate by 177 votes in favour and 129 against. Of the twelve amendments adopted, ten were presented by Mrs Bonnefoy on behalf of the Law Commission. These amendments, which are essentially of an editorial nature, do not alter the balance of the enacting terms voted by the National Assembly. However, the possibility introduced byamendment No. 15 should be noted. for

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