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With this being said, here are the articles and web information I found regarding your question:
Here is an excellent article on the subject:
This is a PDF and may not access correctly, so I am providing two links for this one:
While securities class actions historically have not been a part of Germany's legal landscape, they are being birthed because of the economic globization, Germany's government and courts are being forced to address the issue in order to handle the concern of citizens.
As I said, I cannot give you a direct answer, but the artilces listed above give you a good start on the information you seek.
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Edited by Lawdoctor on 1/7/2010 at 5:05 PM EST