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 - December 10, 2018

    December 10, 2018 | News

    "What Crashing Autonomous Cars Tell Us About the Future of Product Liability;" "Calif. Privacy Act Will Increase Data Breach Liability"... Read More

  2. Unlikely Allies: Trial Lawyers and Conservative Treasurers

    December 10, 2018 | News

    A Legal Newsline report in Forbes details the unusual alliance between class action trial lawyers and free market state treasurers.... Read More

  3. ILR President Lisa A. Rickard: EU About to "Import the Abuses of the U.S. Class Action System"

    December 07, 2018 | News

    The European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee approved an amended version of the European Commission's directive on collective redress yesterday, Law360 reports.... Read More

  4. EU Committee Advances Collective Redress Proposal

    December 06, 2018 | News

    The European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee advanced a proposal that would allow U.S.-style class action lawsuits across the European Union.... Read More

  5. Statement from Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, on passage of a collective redress proposal out of the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee (JURI)

    December 06, 2018 | Blogs

    "A new collective action directive will create a whole new world of litigation in Europe and it is crucial that EU lawmakers get it right the first time."... Read More

  6. "Rise of Litigation Finance Companies Raises Legal and Ethical Concerns"

    December 05, 2018 | News

    An ABA Journal "In-Depth" story shows how litigation financing has grown into a "multi-billion-dollar global industry," and the "legal and ethical concerns" that come from it.... Read More

  7. New U.S. Tort Costs Study May Show What's Coming for Europe

    December 04, 2018 | Blogs

    The U.S. tort system can be extremely inefficient, and now a new report shows just how expensive that system is-something the EU institutions should note as they consider the proposed directive on representative actions. ... Read More

  8. In the News Today - December 3, 2018

    December 03, 2018 | News

    Tech Lawyers Expect Data Privacy Legislation Next Year; Pennsylvania Lawyer Sanctioned for "Frivolous" Insurance Appeal... Read More

  9. Australian Litigation Funder Announces New $500 Million U.S. Fund

    December 03, 2018 | News

    The U.S. branch of Australian litigation funder IMF Bentham announced a new U.S.-focused fund that is expected to hit $500 million by the end of the year and potentially grow as high as $1 billion, Law360 reports.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - November 21, 2018

    November 21, 2018 | News

    "High Court Junk Fax Case Is Not Just About Junk Faxes"; Lawsuit Lender Trying Again to Recoup Money Off Invalidated Loans... Read More