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Alternative consumer dispute resolution

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and Council on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes

Article Date: 17-06-2013
Categories: Consumer Law Typology: Legislation
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Alternative consumer dispute resolution ***I (See also the article "The new Directive on ADR for disputes between consumers and professionals") European Parliament legislative resolution of 12 March 2013 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on alt... [Read All]

The new Directive on ADR for disputes between consumers and professionals

by Stefano Biondi

Article Date: 17-06-2013
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The new Directive on ADR for disputes between consumers and professionals On March 12, 2013, the EU Parliament and Council have adopted the legislative resolution “on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disp... [Read All]

When may professional sellers be sued in consumers’ Member State?

European Court of Justice, case C-190/11

Article Date: 06-09-2012
Categories: Consumer Law Typology: Case Law
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In a preliminary ruling referred by Austrian Supreme Court, the CJEU clarified that, in some circumstances, it is possible for consumers to file an action before the courts of their own country against a seller based in a different EU member state, even when the contract has not been stipulated &ldq... [Read All]

Unilateral price change should meet good faith, transparency and balance requirements

European Court of Justice, case C-92/11

Article Date: 21-03-2013
Categories: Consumer Law Typology: Case Law
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The case was referred by the German Supreme Court to the CJEU under the preliminary reference procedure, and regarded the option of gas suppliers to unilaterally change the tariffs set in consumer contracts. In the instant case, a contract clause allowed this possibility, provided that the terms an... [Read All]

Football patron’s homophobic statements evidence club’s discriminatory recruitment policies

European Court of Justice, case C-81/12

Article Date: 25-04-2013
Categories: Employment Law Typology: Case Law
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The case was referred to the CJEU by a Romanian court, and concerned homophobic statements made by Mr. Becali, the “patron” of the football club “Steaua Bucarest”. In short, he had claimed that he would not hire “homosexual players”, and the club had not distanced... [Read All]

ECtHR rules Italian Law on anonymous births breaches art. 8 of the ECHR

European Court of Human Rights, case 33783/09

Article Date: 25-09-2012
Categories: Family Law Typology: Case Law
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The case concerned the Italian legislation allowing mothers who wish to give their babies for adoption to deliver “anonymously” (i.e. without being mentioned on the birth certificate), pursuant to arts. 27 and 28, Law n. 184/1983 (which regulates adoptions). According to these provisions... [Read All]

Nullity of cross-border employment contracts drafted in languages other than Dutch breaches EU Law

European Court of Justice, case C-202/11

Article Date: 16-04-2013
Categories: Employment Law Typology: Case Law
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The case was referred to the CJEU by a Belgian Labour Court. In the domestic proceedings, the applicant was Mr. Las, a Dutch national who had been hired by a Singapore-based company for a position based in Belgium (more precisely in Antwerp, Flanders –the Dutch speaking part of Belgium; althou... [Read All]

Multi-leg journeys: compensation due if passenger arrives to final destination 3 hours late

European Court of Justice, case C-11/11

Article Date: 26-02-2013
Categories: Consumer Law Typology: Case Law
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the German Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof), and concerned an Air France passenger who had flown from Germany to Asuncion (Paraguay) via Paris and Sao Paulo. Her first plane from Germany to Paris departed two and a half hours late; thus, she missed her connectin... [Read All]

Study on Employment Termination by Employer in China - Part. 3

by Giovanni Pisacane (Lawyer) - Greatway Advisory (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Article Date: 15-04-2013
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Abstract 1. The systematic deficiencies of employment termination by the employer in China related to the reasons for termination, termination notice and responsibilities for wrongful termination. (Article published on Tuesday 16.04.2013) 2. The reasons underlying the employment termination by em... [Read All]

“Enhanced Cooperation” can legitimately be used to adopt single EU patent

European Court of Justice, joined cases C-274/11 and C–295/11

Article Date: 16-04-2013
Categories: Intellectual Property Typology: Case Law
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In this judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union held the legitimacy of the adoption of  Council Decision 2011/167/EU, which authorizes the use of the “enhanced cooperation” procedure regulated by art. 20 TEU and arts. 320-334  TFEU to enact the legislative instrume... [Read All]
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