Cofidis SA v Jean-Louis Fredout: ECJ 21 Nov 2002

ECJ Directive 93/13/EEC – Unfair terms in consumer contracts – Action brought by a seller or supplier – National provision prohibiting the national court from finding a term unfair, of its own motion or following a plea raised by the consumer, after the expiry of a limitation period.
The question of whether a domestic procedural provision does render it virtually impossible or excessively difficult to exercise an EU right, must be analysed by assessment of the procedural rules in its factual legal context


A. Tizzano


[2002] ECR I-10875, C-473/00, [2002] EUECJ C-473/00




Council Directive 93/13/EEC of 5 April 1993 on unfair terms in consumer contracts

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CitedOffice of Fair Trading v Abbey National Plc and seven Others ComC 24-Apr-2008
The Office sought a declaration that the respondent and other banks were subject to the provisions of the Regulations in their imposition of bank charges to customer accounts, and in particular as to the imposition of penalties or charges for the . .
CitedUnison, Regina (on The Application of) v The Lord Chancellor and Another Admn 7-Feb-2014
The claimant challenged the Regulations and Orders charging for the laying of complaints at Employment Tribunals, saying they were mistaken and discriminatory.
Held: The challenge failed. The new Order was not in breach of European Union . .
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European, Consumer

Updated: 06 June 2022; Ref: scu.178311