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The CJEU rules that the burden of proving the creditor's non-performance may not lie with the consumer

Article Date: 30-03-2015
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In this case, the Court delivered its judgement after a request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal d’instance d’Orléans (France). The request concerned the interpretation of Articles 5 and 8 of Directive 2008/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on credit ag... [Read All]

International and European Consumer Law Summer School 2014

Article Date: 14-07-2014
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From 14th to 18th July 2014 we will hold our annual “Bayreuth International Summer School” with 8 courses in a variety of subject areas. Those courses reflecting the universities profile fields and core competencies will be conducted in English by over 20 international guest professors f... [Read All]

Jurisdiction in defective products liability claims: CJEU clarifies interpretation of art. 5 (3) of Regulation 44/2001

European Court of Justice, case C-45/13

Article Date: 16-01-2014
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the Austrian Supreme Court, and addresses the interpretation of art. 5 (3) of Regulation 44/2001, which pertains to jurisdiction in claims for damages caused by defective products. In the domestic proceedings, the claimant sought to recover the damages arising f... [Read All]

Italian RTA compensation scheme consistent with EU law, CJEU rules

European Court of Justice, case C-371/12

Article Date: 23-01-2014
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the Tivoli General Court (a first instant court located in Italy, near Rome); in the domestic proceedings, a Spanish national, who had had a road accident in Italy, had brought a claim against the insurance company of the Italian driver that had caused the accide... [Read All]

Misleading commercial practices designed to attract consumers into a store are ''unfair'' under EU Law

European Court of Justice, case C-281/12

Article Date: 19-12-2013
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the Italian Consiglio di Stato –the domestic last instance court for administrative cases. In the national proceedings, a company had challenged an administrative sanction issued by the AGCOM –the Italian communication and consumer protection authorit... [Read All]

Parliament gives thumbs-up to EU Data Protection Package

Article Date: 16-12-2013
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The EU Parliament has given its assent to the draft EU package on data protection, which will consist of a Regulation on the core principles of data processing and of a Directive regarding the data protection and criminal prosecution/crime prevention activities. The measure has been welcomed by Viv... [Read All]

Digital fingerprints may legally be used in passports

European Court of Justice, n. C-291/12

Article Date: 17-10-2013
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Regulation n. 2252/2004 provides that passports and other travel documents released by member states include, in addition to the picture, also the holder’s fingerprints (in digital format, on a high security support). These can be used only to verify the passport’s authenticity and the h... [Read All]

Commercial websites as indicators of commercial activity directed at another member State

European Court of Justice, case C-218/12

Article Date: 17-10-2013
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In the instant case, a French car dealer, established near the German border, had sold a car to a German customer; this latter had found the dealer’s contact details on its website, which indicated a French landline phone number and a German mobile phone number. The customer sued the dealer (... [Read All]

Turkish citizens without EU visa are not entitled to access welfare services of member states

European Court of Justice, case C-211/11

Article Date: 24-09-2013
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The European Economic Community and Turkey stipulated the EEC-Turkey association treaty in 1963. In 1970, the “standstill clause” was introduced; this latter forbade the contracting parties from adding restrictions to the freedom to provision of services. On this basis, a Turkish c... [Read All]

Commission acts to improve consumer rights for 120 million holiday makers

European Commission Press Release

Article Date: 09-07-2013
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European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 July 2013 Commission acts to improve consumer rights for 120 million holiday makers As the summer season kicks off, the European Commission is taking action to improve protection for holiday makers by modernising EU rules on packag... [Read All]
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