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. A Big Win for Integrity: New York City Bar Association Rules Out Splitting Fees With Investors

    August 16, 2018 | Blogs

    One of the most influential bar associations in the country has voiced a full-throated condemnation of a core element of the litigation funding business model: promising a percentage of anticipated fees in exchange for cash.... Read More

  2. In the News Today - August 16, 2018

    August 16, 2018 | News

    Former Lawyer Charged With Stealing IDs to Apply For Lawsuit Loans... Read More

  3. In the News Today - August 14, 2018

    August 14, 2018 | News

    RICO Suit Accuses California Firm of Bribing Plaintiffs; Ontario Rejects "Jurisdictional Overreach" for Securities Lawsuits... Read More

  4. In the News Today - August 13, 2018

    August 13, 2018 | News

    Litigation Funders Rail Against NYC Bar's TPLF Warning; A Culture of "Lawyer-Powered Litigation": A Warning to Florida's Small Business Owners... Read More

  5. In the News Today - August 10, 2018

    August 10, 2018 | News

    Cabell Circuit Judge to Replace Indicted Justice on West Virginia Supreme Court; Ecuador Attorney General Says the Country Will Likely Lose Chevron Case... Read More

  6. In the News Today - August 9, 2018

    August 09, 2018 | News

    Lawsuit Reform is Key Ingredient for Arkansas' Future; Lawyer-Lender Fee Deals An Ethics Breach, NYC Bar Says ... Read More

  7. ILR President: Consumers Are the Losers in EU’s Collective Action Proposal

    August 09, 2018 | News

    In an op-ed for Politico EU, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa Rickard warns against instituting U.S.-style class action lawsuits in the European Union. ... Read More

  8. ILR Chair: "If Litigation Finance is Such a Good Thing, Why the Secrecy?"

    August 03, 2018 | News

    In an op-ed for Bloomberg Law, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Chairman and former general counsel of General Electric Brackett Denniston said there is "no good reason" to keep third party litigation funding (TPLF) "secret and shielded from scrutiny."... Read More

  9. In the News Today - August 2, 2018

    August 02, 2018 | News

    ILR Files Comments with Australian Law Review Commission; "DOJ Expands Efforts To Encourage FCPA Self-Reporting"... Read More

  10. U.S. Treasury Calls for National Data Breach Standard

    August 01, 2018 | News

    In a series of recommendations on financial technology regulation, the U.S. Treasury Department called on Congress to create a national standard on data breach notifications, POLITICO reports.... Read More