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 - October 18, 2018

    October 18, 2018 | News

    Attorney Asks: "Can Class Arbitration Even Work?"... Read More

  2. In the News Today - October 17, 2018

    October 17, 2018 | News

    London-Based Attorney Breaks Down Recent High Court Class Action Decision... Read More

  3. In the News Today - October 12, 2018

    October 12, 2018 | News

    Insurance Attorney Outlines the Most Controversial Provisions of ALI's Restatement; U.K.-Based Litigation Funder Postpones Listing on London Stock Exchange... Read More

  4. In the News Today - October 10, 2018

    October 10, 2018 | News

    Data Breach-Related Securities Lawsuits on the Rise; Texas Counties To Release Private Lawyer Billing Records for Free; Class Action Settlement "Appears Inaccurate on its Face"... Read More

  5. In the News Today - October 9, 2018

    October 09, 2018 | News

    UK High Court Blocks Class Action, Says Only Lawyers and Funders Will Benefit... Read More

  6. Over a Dozen Business Groups Sign Joint Statement Against EU Collective Action Proposal as Drafted

    October 08, 2018 | Blogs

    Today, my organization, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, joined 12 other European business associations to petition EU policymakers to make meaningful, commonsense changes to the European Commission's collective action proposal before they create a litigation industry across the Europe. ... Read More

  7. Leaked Litigation Funding Arrangement Shows Funder May Leave Class Members With Nothing

    October 05, 2018 | News

    A litigation funding arrangement in an Australian class action shows that the funder may walk away with a 250 percent return on investment while the claimants may get nothing, the Australian Financial Review reports.... Read More

  8. D.C. Suspends Law License of Steven Donziger

    October 04, 2018 | News

    According to Legal Newsline, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals suspended attorney Steven Donziger from practicing law in D.C. ... Read More

  9. In the News Today - October 3, 2018

    October 03, 2018 | News

    West Virginia Supreme Court Justice to Remain on Bench; Litigation Funder Wants to Raise Even More Capital; Lawsuit abuse affects businesses of all sizes and directly impacts the economy... Read More

  10. In the News Today - September 28, 2018

    September 28, 2018 | News

    The Administration's "Approach To Data Privacy, And Next Steps"... Read More