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EU Launches Antitrust Probe Into Google

BRUSSELS - (AP) European Union regulators will investigate whether Google Inc. has abused its dominant position in the online search market by deliberately lowering links to smaller rivals' sites in its search results. The European Commission's move, announced Tuesday, is the first formal investigation...

UK Judge Orders Payment For 'Toxic Sofa' Victims

LONDON - (AP) A British judge has ordered retailers to pay hundreds of people who suffered burns and respiratory ailments from toxic sofas. The 408 victims became ill after using leather sofas made by Chinese companies that used dimethyl fumarate, now banned in the EU. Full version available to lexis...

DLA Piper: Is U.S.-Style Class Action Litigation Coming To The EU? European Commission Calls For Collective Redress Mechanisms In EU National Laws – 8 Points To Note

By: Dr Ludger Giesberts LL.M. and Andreas Tiedge The European Commission is calling for European Union member states to introduce an injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanism to their national procedural rules by July 26, 2015. In many respects, the concept of a European collective...