On 8.11.2019, attorney Georg Huber spoke at the invitation of university professor Dr. Waldemar Hummer at the follow-up event for European law in Schloss Hofen on the topic “Diesel scandal, data protection and cartels: class actions for the procedural handling of mass damage claims?”.
The event entitled “EU AKTUELL – Developments over the last 12 months” was held in cooperation with the Centre for European Law of the University of Passau.
Georg Huber first explained the various forms of class action lawsuits, such as group lawsuits and model lawsuits, and then informed the listeners – all former graduates of the course in European law – about the meaning and purpose of class actions.
The legal situations in Germany, the USA and Austria were explained as examples.
Since there are major differences in the individual member states of the EU with regard to class actions, the Commission submitted a proposal for a Directive in this area in 2018. There is currently no indication as to when and whether this Directive will be adopted.
The lecture was followed by a lively discussion on the subject of process financiers, among other topics.