In Italian jurisdiction every citizen can “sue”, ie go to court to protect their own rights.
Normally it is the individual to act but there is also the possibility that a group of individuals apply to the court by means of a so called “Collective action”.
Collective action means that particular procedural instrument by which, in the presence of homogeneous rights belonging to different parties but identifiable as a group or class, there can be a protection of these rights in a single judgment.
The fields in which these forms of protection have better chances of success are the field of consumer protection, workers’ rights, the field of environmental protection, the protection of savings, etc ..
The utility that comes mainly from this form of action is the possibility to protect their individual situation within a “group”, with obvious positive effects in terms of “economy of judgment” and cost of litigation.
The firm has a massive experience in this field having assisted over 8000 clients in a single collective action.