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The European Union has taken a step toward giving consumers the right to file U.S.-style class-action suits.

Four years after the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal in which Volkswagen and other European carmakers installed software to hide vehicle tailpipe emissions and get around strict pollution laws, some EU member countries still do not offer consumers the right to launch class-action lawsuits.

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Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor is Brussels correspondent for Law.com International. He covers EU regulatory affairs and news about law firms in Brussels and other major cities in continental Europe. He can be reached at sitaylor@alm.com and is on Twitter @simontaylor71

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