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 - June 7, 2019

    June 07, 2019 | News

    NYC Bar Won't Make TPLF Comments Public... Read More

  2. In the News Today - June 5, 2019

    June 05, 2019 | News

    Cost of D&O Insurance In Australia Is Up 122%. Is Securities Litigation To Blame?... Read More

  3. ILR: NYC Bar Shouldn't "Immunize" Unethical TPLF Deals

    June 05, 2019 | News

    The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) urged the New York City Bar Association not to "immunize" third party litigation funding as it explores whether or not the practice violates the organization's ethical guidelines on fee splitting.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - June 4, 2019

    June 04, 2019 | News

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  5. Did Litigation Funders Just Confirm Our Suspicions? Again?

    May 31, 2019 | Blogs

    It is not surprising that in April, two litigation funders essentially confirmed they look for cases with massive damages potential to find their next jackpot. What is more interesting is the fact that one of those funders, contrary to the industry's long-standing declaration against such practices, may have just admitted they do, in fact, want some control over the litigation they fund.... Read More

  6. Litigation Funding "Damaging" Australian Economy, Former Law Council President Says

    May 30, 2019 | News

    The former president of the Law Council of Australia, which represents the country's legal profession, said in an op-ed that third party litigation funding must be addressed because it is "damaging" the economy and "taking excessive commissions and charges from those claimants who genuinely deserve compensation."... Read More

  7. Attorneys Ask If California's New Privacy Law Will Become "The New TCPA"

    May 29, 2019 | News

    Attorneys with the Squire Patton Boggs law firm say the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) "is likely to create a wave of litigation and class action" similar to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).... Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. "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