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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ILR Research Review - Fall 2017

November 30, 2017 | This special double-issue of the ILR Research Review features a wealth of insight and analysis on the world's rapidly changing litigation environment. The research contained in this issue targets exploitative litigation at home and abroad, examining numerous developments ranging from hyper-aggressive trial lawyer advertising in the U.S. to the imminent expansion of class actions in Europe.

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.

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In the News Today - January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 | News and Blog

Lawmakers square off over profitable cottage industry; The Latest on Third-Party Litigation Financing Read More »

In the News Today - January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 | News and Blog

Lawsuit Lenders Hope N.Y. Ignores Pa. Lending Ban in NFL Concussion Case; $8.5 Million Settlement in Google Class Action to be Contested Read More »

Top 10 Legal Reform Research Topics of 2017

January 11, 2018 | News and Blog

Review ILR's wide-ranging top ten legal reform research topics from 2017 and gain insights for 2018. Read More »

In the News Today - January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018 | News and Blog

Bayer, J&J win reversal of $28 million verdict in Xarelto lawsuit; Environmental Activists Press The `Necessity Defense'; Burford Says It Poured $1.3B Into Legal Market in 2017 Read More »

Top 10 Legal Reform Blogs of 2017

January 10, 2018 | News and Blog

From TCPA and TPLF commentary, to trial lawyer advertising, review ILR's top ten blogs from 2017. Read More »

"Litigation Funder Spending Cash on Political Candidates"

January 05, 2018 | News and Blog

Executives of LawCash, a firm that offers loans to plaintiffs' attorneys and their clients, have contributed at least $215,000 to political candidates across the country, reports Legal Newsline. Read More »

In the News Today - January 3, 2018

January 03, 2018 | News and Blog

Litigation Funding: 5 Things to Watch for in 2018; Pershing, Valeant Agree To $290M Deal Ending Allergan Suits Read More »

Competition is Heating Up as Litigation Funders Look for New Investment Opportunities

December 29, 2017 | News and Blog

The "wide range of cases they are involved in" shows how litigation funders are constantly looking for new investment opportunities, writes the Financial Times. Read More »

In the News Today - December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 | News and Blog

Cybersecurity Spending at Law Firms, Legal Departments Is Predicted to Increase in 2018 Read More »

In the News Today - December 27, 2017

December 27, 2017 | News and Blog

Apple Is Now Facing Eight Lawsuits After Admitting to Slowing Down Old iPhones Australian Third-Party Litigation Funder to Assist Law Reform Commission's Inquiry into Class Actions Read More »

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