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 - June 18, 2018

    June 18, 2018 | News

    Associate Attorney General Cites Importance of Corporate Compliance Culture; Australian Attorney General Backs Licensing as "Sensible Approach" to Regulation of Third Party Litigation Funding... Read More

  2. Judge Says Plaintiffs' Lawyers "Overreached" in $37.8 Million Fee Request

    June 15, 2018 | News

    A U.S. District judge said the 26 plaintiffs' firms in the Anthem data breach class action "overreached" by asking for nearly $38 million in fees, Law360 reports.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - June 11, 2018

    June 11, 2018 | News

    West Virginia Governor, Legislative Leaders Call for Loughry Ouster; Class-Action Shakedown ... Read More

  4. In the News Today - June 7, 2018

    June 07, 2018 | News

    Credit Rating Agency: Assignment of Benefits Abuse May Increase Florida Home Insurance Costs; ILR Recommends Class Action Reforms to the Ontario Law Commission... Read More

  5. ILR Recommends Class Action Reforms to the Ontario Law Commission

    June 07, 2018 | Blogs

    Twenty-six years ago, the Ontario Class Proceedings Act introduced class action litigation to Canada's most populous province. The law has gone unchanged since, but the Ontario Law Commission will soon release a report, and likely some recommendations, to the province's government to consider.... Read More

  6. "Who's Behind the Curtain?": Rise of Third Party Litigation Funding

    June 04, 2018 | News

    In a Des Moines Register op-ed, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa A. Rickard said it is "vital that Congress recognizes the need for oversight of" third party litigation funding, "which undermines fairness and ethical practice in our courts."... Read More

  7. Australian Legal Commission Recommends Major Changes to Class Actions

    June 01, 2018 | News

    The Australian Law Reform Commission released a number of recommendations for the country's class action litigation system, the Australian Financial Review reports.... Read More

  8. Canadian Court Thwarts Enforcement of Fraudulent Judgment

    May 30, 2018 | Blogs

    A long-running litigation campaign to force Chevron USA to pay a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment, which a New York court found in 2014 to be a product of fraud and bribery, hit another roadblock last week in Canada.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - May 24, 2018

    May 24, 2018 | News

    Canadian Court Rejects Latest Effort to Enforce $9.5 Billion Chevron Judgment... Read More

  10. NFL Settlement Judge Invalidates Lawsuit Loans

    May 24, 2018 | News

    U.S. District Judge Anita Brody invalidated all lawsuit loans in the National Football League (NFL) concussion settlement to "prevent breach of the settlement agreement," Law360 reports.... Read More