CONSUMER CODE (Legislative Part)
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JOINT REPRESENTATION ACTIONS

CONSUMER CODE (Legislative Part)
Chapter II: Action for joint representation
Article L422-1
When several consumers, natural persons, identified have suffered individual damages which were caused by the act of the same trader, and which have a common origin, any association approved and recognized as representative at national level in application of the provisions of Title I may, if it has been mandated by at least two of the consumers concerned, bring redress before any court on behalf of these consumers.
The mandate may not be requested by means of a public televised or radio call, nor by means of posters, leaflets or personalized letters. It must be given in writing by each consumer.
Article L422-2
Any consumer who has given his consent, under the conditions provided for in Article L. 422-1, to the exercise of an action before a criminal court is considered in this case to be exercising the rights granted to the civil party in application of the Code of Criminal Procedure. However, the meanings and notifications which concern the consumer are addressed to the association.
Article L422-3
The association which takes legal action in application of the provisions of articles L. 422-1 and L. 422-2 can bring a civil action before the examining magistrate or the trial court of the registered office of the company concerned. involved or, failing that, the place of the first offense.

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