International

There are troubling signs that U.S.-style class action systems are spreading globally. Almost every EU Member State, Canada, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico—to name a few—have all considered or already allow some form of class actions. While these proposals are not identical to the U.S. system, they can create opportunities for similar abuses, such as settlements that unfairly benefit lawyers rather than claimants.

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Research

The Growth of Collective Redress in the EU: A Survey of Developments in 10 Member States

March 21, 2017 | This paper examines the 'state of play' of collective redress in 10 Member States in the EU and suggests minimum necessary safeguards to prevent litigation abuse taking hold in Europe.

Before the Flood: An Outline of Oversight Options for Third Party Litigation Funding in England & Wales

April 18, 2016 | This paper examines the ethical and practical concerns that are emerging from the significant expansion of third party litigation funding (TPLF) in the UK, and underscores the need for government oversight of the practice.

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In the News Today - November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017 | News and Blog

Federal Rules Panel to Look at Third-Party Litigation Funding; California may limit liability of self-driving cars' makers Read More »

In the News Today - November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017 | News and Blog

Proposed Ohio Bill Would Shield ‘Proactive' Defendants From Data Breach Litigation Read More »

Third Party Litigation Funding's Week Under the Microscope

Author: Page Faulk, Senior Vice President, Legal Reform Initiatives, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform | November 10, 2017 | News and Blog

Third party litigation funding -- where companies "invest" in lawsuits for a cut of any proceeds -- is spreading like wildfire across the globe, with one of the largest funders boasting billions of dollars in resources just on its own. Read More »

In the News Today - November 9, 2017

November 09, 2017 | News and Blog

Senate Urged To Pass Legal Reform Bills; Federal Judicial Panel to Consider Litigation Financing. Read More »

In the News Today - November 7, 2017

November 07, 2017 | News and Blog

The Time for Litigation Funding Transparency is Now; Wrestler Admitted Atty Solicitation In Podcast, WWE Says Read More »

The Time For Litigation Funding Transparency is Now

Author: Harold Kim, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform | November 07, 2017 | News and Blog

In court, third party litigation funding arrangements remain hidden. Outside the courtroom, however, the practice is getting more attention. Read More »

In the News Today - October 3, 2017

November 03, 2017 | News and Blog

Biz Groups Push FTC To Avoid 'Theoretical' Privacy Harms; California small businesses are vulnerable to mass-produced litigation Read More »

CFPB Anti-Arbitration Rule Officially Repealed

November 02, 2017 | News and Blog

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's anti-arbitration rule has been officially repealed, Reuters reports. Read More »

In the News Today - November 1, 2017

November 01, 2017 | News and Blog

Judge Advises Tossing Last Nationwide Data-Breach Claims Read More »

In the News Today - October 31

October 31, 2017 | News and Blog

Investors in Litigation Financing Target Commercial Auto; So What If You Can't Join a Class Action? Read More »

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