France's National Assembly on Tuesday canceled plans for an upcoming parliamentary debate on whether to introduce class action lawsuits into the French legal system, putting the reform into question. The schedule change means that it will likely be up to France's next government to decide whether to revive the bill. Business representatives have opposed the measure, citing concerns over its potential impact on the economy.
France's Parliament Cancels Debate on Bill Allowing Class Actions
The Associated Press
January 31, 2007