Worldwide Slay

American consumers have been able to bring “class actions” since 1938, but the legal systems of most European nations require each individual consumer to hire their own lawyer and go to court to obtain compensation for financial scams, defective products or privacy violations. Most Europeans cannot afford to do so

Thus, the EU Commission – the executive arm of the 28-country economic union – proposed new legislation in April 2018 to enable European consumers who have been ripped off to join together in “collective actions” to take companies to court.

#REPRESENT submitted written comments to the EU suggesting improvements to the EU proposal that are necessary to enhance the ability of EU consumers and non-profit organizations to protect consumer rights, ensure that wrongdoers are held accountable for violations of the law, and strengthen the integrity of the courts in Europe.