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Volume: 4 Number: 5

Title: CLAB Europa

Source/Sponsoring Agency: European Commission


Date Checked:       Status: Active

Date Annotated: 10/25/98

Topics: Consumer Protection Law; Foreign Law; Commercial Law

Other keywords: Contracts; European Law

Contents: CLAB (from 'Clauses Abusives') Europa is a database of case law about unfair contractual terms in consumer contracts in the European Economic Area (EEA) countries. The researcher uses a "creation of request" window to formulate a search query based on 20 different criteria to locate the text of similar cases in the database. The search criteria are largely based on Directive 93/13 EEC of 5 April 1993 (and its annex) concerning unfair terms in contracts. Although the database provides information on various national legal systems, it uses a common "CLAB" approach to defining terms and concepts; these terms are defined online to assist users from various jurisdictions. This database should be of use to attorneys and researchers in the field of European consumer contracts.

Author of Annotation: Daniel Smith

Last Modified: 6/20/2012