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Bij Productaansprakelijkheid Procederen In Meer Dan Een Lidstaat Soms Mogelijk
De Hoge Raad heeft onlangs een arrest gewezen waarin het ging om de vraag welke rechter onder de EEX-Verordening een grensoverschrijdend geschil over een onrechtmatige daad kan behandelen.
15 Mar 2016
Why Collective Settlements Are Not Always Achieved In Mass Damages Suits
In his view, the bill lacks an analysis of why it is not always possible to bring about a collective settlement in mass damages suits.
2 Dec 2015
Appeals Court In US: Internal Whistleblowers Are Also Protected Against Retaliation
Against all odds, an appeals court in the US has ruled that whistleblowers who report misconduct internally are protected from retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act.
United States
20 Oct 2015
SEC Urges Courts To Extend Retaliation Protection To Internal Whistleblowers
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued new guidelines stating that the anti-retaliation provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act should also apply to staff who report misconduct internally.
United States
15 Sep 2015
Seller Presumed Liable If Lack Of Conformity Becomes Apparent Within Six Months
This case dealt with the sale of a car that caught fire four weeks after purchase. The owner of the car took the seller to court, and the case was eventually brought before the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal.
European Union
10 Jul 2015
Stricter Rules For Web Shops As Of 13 June 2014
The Dutch act implementing the European directive on consumer rights will enter into effect on 13 June 2014.
11 Jul 2014
Strengere Regels Voor Webwinkels Per 13 Juni 2014
Voor webwinkels nadert 13 juni met rasse schreden. Op die datum wordt de Nederlandse implementatiewet van de Europese richtlijn consumentenrechten van kracht.
13 Jun 2014
Another US Court Decision Against Extraterritoriality
Another court decision upholds that US laws do not automatically apply to foreign conduct. The decision is the latest since Morrison v National Austria Bank.
United States
27 Dec 2013
Transparency International’s Principles On Whistleblowing
Transparency International published a report "International principles for whistleblower legislation".
16 Dec 2013
ECJ: Causal Link Between Professional Website And Consumer Contract Not Required
ECJ rules that consumers may sue the other party to a contract before their home courts under the Brussels I Regulation, even if no causal link exists between the means used to direct the commercial or professional activity to the consumers’ member state, and the conclusion of the contract.
European Union
16 Dec 2013
The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Product Liability 2013
The product liability provisions are without prejudice to all other rights or actions of the injured party.
7 Jun 2013
Investigation Into JP Morgan Chase Losses
JP Morgan Chase disclosed on 10 May 2012 that it suffered losses of at least USD 2 billion as a result of a failed strategy concerning high-risk investments.
United States
30 Jul 2012
Amendment To The Decree On Supervision Of Market Conduct FMSA
The Decree to amend the Decree on the Supervision of Market Conduct FMSA as a result of the implementation of the Consumer Credit Directive (2008/48/EC) ("Decree") was published in the Bulletin of Acts and Decrees on 1 June 2011.
23 Jun 2011
Netherlands Implements Consumer Credit Directive
The EU Directive on credit agreements for consumers (2008/48/EC) has been implemented in the Netherlands. The implementation act ("Act") entered into force on 25 May 2011.
31 May 2011
Comparison Of Interchangeable Products Misleading If Information – Like Brand – Is Missing
In Lidl SNC v Vierzon Distribution SA before the European Court of Justice, Lidl argued that Vierzon’s advertisement comparing prices was misleading.
10 Mar 2011
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