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Observatoire des Actions de Groupe

A comparative and multidisciplinary perspective

What is the Observatory?

The Observatory of Class Actions and other forms of Collective Redress is a Network of Experts, created in 2017 by Maria José Azar-Baud, in order to allow researchers and specialists from all over the world to share information on the different forms of collective action, namely class actions, group actions, popular, representative, and participate in international and interdisciplinary projects.
It is also an Information Portal that aims at making the law of collective actions accessible to any interested individual, such as consumers and victims in general, as well as companies, for whom collective actions represent a legal risk that they must now manage.
Finally, the Observatory is a Registry of actions initiated, concluded or settled, which we have information about thanks to the follow-up and the contributions of its members and to the work of the students following Maria José Azar-Baud’s courses in French and in European Union Consumer Law, as well as in Consumer Dispute Resolution and Mass Litigation at the Universities of Paris-Saclay, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Panthéon-Assas. 

With the support of the Class Actions Observatory (Observatoire des Actions deGroupe) and the Universities of Paris Saclay, KU Leuven, Leuphana and Tilburg, thisconference will be the first in a …

Unlike the consumer class action which was not certified in a parallel case against Apple, the judges certified one against Google regarding dominant platform in a monopolization case. The case against Google …

Act LXI of 2022 on amending certain laws necessary for an acting consumer protection The Hungarian text is available here. A summary in Hungarian can be found here.

The summer school will take place in Sceaux, France (close to Paris) from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd June 2023. It will be divided into 10 half- day sessions. There …


Should non-material damages be awarded on the basis of the GDPR, even if the claimant has suffered a mere discomfort? This question lies at the heart of the Österreichische Post …

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