The Act of 28 March 2014 introducing the possibility to file a class action (action en
reparation collective/ rechtsvordering tot collectief herstel) before the Brussels Courts enters into force this 1 September 2014. As from today a class action can be brought for collective damage with a common cause, however only if such common cause arose after the entry into force of the act. In other words, the new proceedings cannot be used to seek compensation in the mass damage cases reported in the Belgian press in the last few years (and which actually caused such new legislation to be adopted).
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