In this chapter, Ruud Hermans talks about the Dutch Bill on Settlement of Mass Claims in a Collective Action.

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. This analysis should be made before legislation can resolve the issue that consumers sometimes struggle to collectively recover damage resulting from consumer law violations. Ruud concludes that there are a number of factors contributing to this issue and tries to suggest ways to resolve the various factors.


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