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Update on Italian Consumer Class Actions

Prof. Remo Caponi from the University of Florence School of Law has sent us an update on Italian consumer class actions.


New Materials on Italian Class Actions and Group Litigation

An embarrassment of riches today on developments regarding Italian class actions. Prof. Elisabetta Silvestri, of the University of Pavia, shares a paper on the cultural dimensions of group litigation and Giulia Principe, who visited Stanford Law School last year, contributes a paper detailing the success -- or lack thereof -- of recent class actions.

Italian Class Actions Eight Months In: The Driving Forces

NERA Economic Consulting recently published this report by senior researchers Drs. Renzo Comolli, Massimiliano De Santis and Francesco Lo Passo on early response to Italy's new class action law. For an abstract of the report, go to

Class Actions in Italy

The Globalization of Class Actions: Italian Report (2007)

Consumers’ Collective Actions: An Update On Italian Draft Legislation (2007)

The Italian ‘Collective Action for Damages’: An Update (2008)

Author: Elisabetta Silvestri