The EU has taken a big step toward making it easier for consumers to file class action-type lawsuits across the European Union.

Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, which represents the 27 national governments, agreed this week on new EU-wide rules that, if approved by lawmakers, would smooth the way for consumers to file collective lawsuits over mass torts.

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