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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  1. In the News Today - May 23, 2019

    May 23, 2019 | News

    Defense Counsel: Class Action Risk "Difficult to Overstate" In Proposed Mass. Privacy Law; "Tips For Using DOJ Guidance In A Compliance Program"... Read More

  2. In the News Today - May 22, 2019

    May 22, 2019 | News

    ALI Tables Most of Its Consumer Contracts Restatement; Attorneys Say Calif. Data Law, Class Actions an "Awful Combination"... Read More

  3. "Calif. Privacy Law Will Likely Prompt Flood Of Class Actions"

    May 21, 2019 | News

    A Sidley Austin law firm partner writes that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has "has potentially far-reaching implications for class action litigation and will not go unnoticed by the plaintiffs' bar."... Read More

  4. Liability-Expanding Bill Fails In California Senate

    May 20, 2019 | News

    According to Corporate Counsel, a bill that would have expanded liability under California's new Consumer Privacy Act failed a procedural vote in the state's Senate last week.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - May 17, 2019

    May 17, 2019 | News

    ILR President Says "Only Winners Will Be Trial Lawyers" If Congress Takes Away Arbitration... Read More

  6. In the News Today - May 16, 2019

    May 16, 2019 | News

    "State AGs Protest ALI Consumer Contract Restatement;" Litigation Funders Walk Through "Tools" They Use to Keep Recipients in Line... Read More

  7. New Research Finds Employees Win More Money and More Often in Arbitration Than Litigation

    May 16, 2019 | News

    A new report from NDP Analytics found that employees who settled an employment suit in arbitration were "three times more likely to win in arbitration than in court."... Read More

  8. New Study: Workers Win More Money and More Often in Arbitration Than in Court

    May 16, 2019 | Press Release

    New Poll Also Shows More Than Six in Ten View Arbitration Favorably as a Way to Solve Disputes ... Read More

  9. Fairer, Faster, Better: An Empirical Assessment of Employment Arbitration

    May 15, 2019 | Research

    Plaintiffs do better in employment arbitration than in litigation. That's the key finding from research performed by ndp|analytics, which among other things shows that during the study period of 2014-2018, employee-plaintiffs were three times as likely to win arbitration cases that terminated in awards than they were to win comparable cases in litigation. The average dollar award for employee-plaintiffs was over 90 percent higher in arbitration cases than in litigation, and the average arbitration case was also much faster to resolve.... Read More

  10. Arbitration Survey | March 7-11, 2019

    May 11, 2019 | Research

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