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The collective action: a class action brought by a lawyer.

Collective action is a group defence. There are as many individual proceedings as there are complainants, but the same lawyer manages his various proceedings jointly.

 

Each complainant retains his or her independence from the group (he or she may accept an offer or obtain their own judgment). 

Interest: In the amicable phase, collective action increases the chances of obtaining an agreement and damages. It allows to rebalance the balance of forces with the opponent.

During the litigation phase, the lawyer’s research and drafting of arguments is reduced for each file (since it is shared).

Another interest is to pool the cost of the expertise needed to demonstrate the harmful event, the harm or the causal link between these two elements.

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