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27 August 2014
There has been no class action procedure available in France, as in the United States or, in limited circumstances, in other European countries, such as Portugal or Spain, despite much debate over the past 35 years. Proposals for introducing class actions first appeared in 1984-1985 as a draft bill presented to Parliament, but were then abandoned. In 1990, a committee reviewing consumer protection recommended a class action mechanism in France; however this did not go further.
14 May 2014
In 2012 there were 198 documented cyber attacks in the US. Forty percent were attacks on energy facilities and 15% on water utilities. Critical infrastructure operators report that networks and control systems are under repeated cyber attack and the consequences are severe and include critical operational failures.
10 April 2014
The question of European influence on UK domestic law has received much attention recently thanks to Messrs Clegg and Farage. In a recent development that will be of interest to readers, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has dismissed a challenge brought by the RMT union that the ban on secondary industrial action breaches the “freedom of association” provisions contained within article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Análisis de jurisprudencia

9 September 2014
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Articles 2, 5 and 7 of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 must be interpreted as meaning that the concept of ‘arrival time’ refers to the time at which at least one of the doors of the aircraft is opened.
31 July 2014
The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Cambridge County Court, finding that the limitation period for bringing a claim under Regulation EC 261/2004 (Reg 261) is not within the scope of the Montreal Convention 1999 (the Convention) and therefore Convention time bars do not apply. Instead, the six year limitation period for breach of statutory duty under the Limitation Act 1980 applies.