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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. 

On 8 June 2022, 14 months after the claims were heard, the Competition Appeal Tribunal decided to grant a Collective Proceedings Order (CPO) to the Road Haulage Association. The association represents 17,500 …

British Collective actions in the FX cartel case: The Competition Appeal Tribunal “opts-in”   In 2019, two competing opt-out claims were brought to represent two overlapping claimant classes and claim …

On 11 May 2022, the Paris Court of Justice (Tribunal Judiciaire) ruled against the group action brought by the association RESIST against the pharmaceutical laboratory, declaring it inadmissible. The decision …

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