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  1. Legal news
    28 April 2021
    Pass the mustard: Incorrect advice found in a newspaper regarding a horseradish herbal remedy is not a "defective product" under the EU Product Liability Directive (AG's opinion)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/pass-the-mustard-incorrect-advice-found-in-a-newspaper-regarding-a-horseradish-herbal-remedy-is-not

    Case: VI v KRONE-Verlag Gesselschaft mbH & Co KG (Case C-65/20) ECLI:EU:C:2021:298 An Austrian case, being considered by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), has been reviewed by Advocate General Hogan (AG) – who has ...

  2. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    A new EU Directive signals the start of collective actions on behalf of the EU consumer
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-new-eu-directive-signals-the-start-of-collective-actions-on-behalf-of-the-eu-consumer

    The EU has just passed a new Directive which aims to harmonise collective redress mechanisms for consumers across all Member States. This is a watershed moment for European class actions. We examine how the Directive ...

  3. Legal news
    30 March 2021
    UK product safety regime set for an upgrade
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-product-safety-regime-set-for-an-upgrade

    With only a few months since the end of the Brexit transition period, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (“OPSS”), the UK government’s product safety body, has set in motion a consultative process aimed at ...

  4. Legal news
    19 March 2020
    Force majeure, and beyond: Other contractual and related issues on COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/force-majeure-and-beyond-other-contractual-and-related-issues-on-covid-19

    Much of the recent commentary has focused on whether COVID-19 is a force majeure event which would entitle one party to suspend performance or cancel an existing contract but in this briefing we take a holistic approach ...