JURI Committee Advances Collective Redress Proposal

07th Dec 2018

The European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) approved an amended version of the European Commission’s directive on collective redress yesterday, Law360 reports.

The committee passed the amended proposal with 19 yes votes and 3 abstentions. The proposal now moves to the full Parliament, which will begin debate early next year.

In a statement, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa A. Rickard said the “committee report is poorly written and lacks clear safeguards to prevent fraud and abuse.” She urged lawmakers not to“rush this proposal through the legislative process” and address the “critical issues” that still remain in the report.