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. Senators Introduce The Litigation Funding Transparency Act

    February 14, 2019 | News

    National Law Journal reports that Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) reintroduced the Litigation Funding Transparency Act, which would require third party litigation funding arrangements to be disclosed in litigation.... Read More

  2. Senators Move to Shine a Light on the Litigation Funding Industry

    February 13, 2019 | Blogs

    Billions of dollars are being invested in lawsuits by sophisticated hedge funds that, according to some of these firms, yield huge money for them. Yet neither the defendant, nor in many cases the actual plaintiffs, have any idea that this is happening.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - February 12, 2019

    February 12, 2019 | News

    Settlement Rejection Shows Courts Are Hesitant to Approve Deals "Thin on Details But Rich in Attorney's Fees"... Read More

  4. In the News Today - February 7, 2019

    February 07, 2019 | News

    "Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About the CCPA"... Read More

  5. In the News Today - February 6, 2019

    February 06, 2019 | News

    Business Groups Ask For Clarity on New California Data Privacy Law... Read More

  6. In the News Today - February 4, 2019

    February 04, 2019 | News

    The Granston Memo, One Year Later; Are New Data Rules Fueling Securities Litigation in Europe?... Read More

  7. Legal Officers and GCs Ask for Litigation Funding Transparency

    February 01, 2019 | News

    A group of 30 chief legal officers and general counsel sent a letter to the chief counsel and secretary of the Federal Rules Committee calling for full disclosure of third party litigation funding (TPLF), The Recorder reports.... Read More

  8. 30 General Counsel Urge Transparency for Litigation Funding

    January 31, 2019 | Blogs

    As bone-chilling cold grips a large part of the country, a group of 30 general counsel and senior litigators from major U.S. companies gave a cool reception to third party litigation funding (TPLF) in a letter sent today to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. The letter supports a petition to the Committee, led by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) and co-signed by 29 other trade associations, advocating a rule requiring transparency for funding agreements in federal civil lawsuits. ... Read More

  9. U.S. Litigation Funder Enters The Australian Market

    January 29, 2019 | News

    In the latest sign of the explosive growth of the litigation funding industry, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that U.S.-based litigation funder Burford Capital is entering the Australian market.... Read More

  10. Illinois Supreme Court Opens the Door to Wave of Data Litigation

    January 28, 2019 | News

    The Illinois Supreme Court last week lowered the threshold for lawsuits under the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). One defense attorney told Law360 that the decision will open businesses to "hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in exposure."... Read More