The Firm provides judicial assistance, in and out of court, in the field of consumer law, in the interest of both businesses and consumers. The Firm assists clients in analyzing and drafting general terms and conditions in consumer contracts, also with regard to e‑commerce, and in relation to warranties and protection rules provided by the Consumer Code, as well as remedies in case of defects of purchased goods.
The Firm offers highly specialized assistance with regard to product liability, especially in the fields of automotive, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and good, as well as with regard to high-tech products and new technologies. In particular, Professor Ruffolo and several lawyers from the Firm are constantly engaged in research activities concerning liability related to the implementation of Artificial Intelligence in several industries.
Furthermore, a specialized team of lawyers assists businesses in their compliance with regulatory prescriptions on transparency of the information provided to consumers, with specific regard to the labeling of the products, and on product safety. In this respect, the Firm assists counsels businesses in their risk assessment procedures in relation to unsafe products, in the management of recall and withdrawal campaigns, in the drafting of warning and information to consumers and in the adoption of all necessary measures in relation to risks connected to the products.
In all of the above-mentioned fields, the Firm provides assistance and counsel both in and out of court, as well as in the context of proceedings before the competent regulatory authorities.
News and Insights
On September 21, 2020 Prof. Ruffolo will take part as a speaker at the webinar organized by UPA - Utenti Pubblicità Associati, titled “Per niente artificiale. A.I. e nuove frontiere per il business e la comunicazione”.
The book “Intelligenza Artificiale – Il diritto, i diritti, l’etica”, edited by Prof. Ruffolo and published by Giuffrè Francis-Lefebvre, is now available.
As in China, Singapore and South Korea, a contact tracing app is also being developed in Italy. The app will be able, during the so-called "Phase 2" of the health emergency, to monitor the individual's contacts with infected subjects, based on the recording of the position of the individual’s smartphone with respect to other devices.
The current state of emergency relating to the spread of Covid-19 (“Coronavirus”), also following the measures adopted by the Government to contain the spread of contagion, places businesses, but also individual citizens, in the face of new problems, also of a legal nature
The implementation of various forms of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare is constantly growing, expanding from automated diagnostics, especially as far as radiology is concerned, to the “robo-surgeon” and “smart” prostheses.
By their decision no. 9678 of April 5, 2019, the Joint Sections of the Italian Court of Cassation clarified that the disputes between businesses operating in the field of organic products and subjects charged with issuing all necessary certifications and with the relevant control activity fall within the scope of the ordinary judge’s jurisdiction, as opposed to administrative courts.