The year in review
One group action claim was filed in 2018, regarding a claim for damages of roughly 135 million kronor. The claimant and the group members are seeking damages for loss incurred in relation to an acquisition of a company. The preliminary group consists of the shareholders of the target company. Notwithstanding that the claim was filed in February, no summons applications has of yet been issued the defendant.
In light of the Dieselgate scandal, the European Commission proposed a new directive in April 2018, with the purpose of improving consumers' opportunities of seeking collective redress (COM(2018)184/F1). The Swedish government generally is in favour of the proposal.