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Italian Government Proposes Civil Justice System Reforms
Margherita Magillo,Giulio Novellini,Lamberto Schiona, October 6, 2014
The Italian government has enacted a Decree containing urgent measures to reform the Italian civil judicial system and to deal with the backlog of pending cases. Published in the Italian Official Gazette on September 12, 2014, the Decree officially entered into force on September 13, 2014. Within...
New Italian Rules for Online Copyright Enforcement
Giuseppe Mezzapesa,Lamberto Schiona, March 24, 2014
In December 2013, the Italian Communications Authority ("AGCOM" or "Authority") approved a new regulation providing rules for the protection of copyrights from violations that may occur online or through audiovisual media ("Regulation"). The Regulation will come into...
Public Class Actions in Italy
Margherita Magillo,Lamberto Schiona, November 15, 2013
In May, Jones Day published a Commentary discussing recent developments related to class actions in Italy. It primarily focused on the so-called "compensatory" class action ("azione di classe risarcitoria") provided for by Art. 140bis of the Italian Consumer Code (Legislative...