International

2019/01/01

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 - September 20, 2019

    September 20, 2019 | News

    Plaintiffs Offer Judge Chance to Review TPLF When Funder Has Input on Litigation Decisions; New Jersey Supreme Court Is State's "Glimmer of Hope"... Read More

  2. The FAIR Act Puts Trial Lawyers First

    September 20, 2019 | Blogs

    By Harold Kim Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform ... Read More

  3. In the News Today - September 11, 2019

    September 11, 2019 | News

    Third Party Funders Now Pitching Canadian Start-Ups... Read More

  4. ILR Research Review, Volume 6, Issue 2

    September 10, 2019 | Research

    This edition of the ILR Research Review covers four developments that represent a cross-section of the litigation challenges facing the American business community today, including: municipality lawsuits against energy producers; the unsuitability of private rights of action for protecting privacy; the enduring value of arbitration; and the urgent need to ensure fairness for defendants in multidistrict litigation proceedings.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - September 6, 2019

    September 06, 2019 | News

    Chicago Engaging in "Naked Gamesmanship," Uber Says... Read More

  6. In the News today - August 27, 2019

    August 27, 2019 | News

    Ninth Circuit BIPA Ruling Creates "Staggering" Potential Exposure for Companies... Read More

  7. Burford Sued By Shareholders Over Stock Drop

    August 22, 2019 | News

    A class of Burford Capital shareholders has sued the company for allegedly painting a "misleading picture" for investors, Law360 reports.... Read More

  8. Recent UK Developments Add to "Global Rise of Collective Actions"

    August 19, 2019 | News

    Developments in the UK litigation landscape are a reflection of the "global rise of collective actions," Kevin LaCroix said in D&O Diary.... Read More

  9. Burford Controversy Might "Cool Down The Hype" Around Litigation Funding

    August 15, 2019 | News

    Some legal experts told Law.com the third party litigation funding industry "might not look the same in the aftermath" of the short-selling and accounting controversy that has embroiled industry leader Burford Capital.... Read More

  10. Biometric Privacy Question Likely Headed To Supreme Court, Lawyer Says

    August 14, 2019 | News

    Questions surrounding the viability of biometric data privacy class action lawsuits are likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a lawyer told the Cook County Record. ... Read More