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Part II Private International Law and Collective Redress, 6 A Coherent Approach to European Collective Redress

Burkhard Hess

From: Extraterritoriality and Collective Redress

Edited By: Duncan Fairgrieve, Eva Lein

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 August 2020

Subject(s):
Class settlements — Jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation
6.01 In January, 2012, the passenger ship Costa Concordia sunk close to the Italian island Giglio in the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the 40,000 passengers from different European Union Member States were saved. A few days later, Italian and German consumer organizations and American law firms started ambulance chasing in order to convince the survivors that the payments of €11,000 offered by the Italian ship-owner (for personal fears and the tremendous loss of their holiday expectations) could be considerably surpassed by a class action in Miami. The lawyers...
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