International

U.S.-style class/mass actions systems are spreading globally. European countries, including member states of the European Union and the UK, Israel, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico - to name a few - allow, or are considering introducing, some form of collective actions.

While these collective redress mechanisms are not identical to the U.S. class action system, they can create opportunities for similar abuses, such as settlements that unfairly benefit lawyers and funders, rather than claimants.

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01/01/2019

Suggested Resources

Research
  • Uncharted Waters: Analysis of TPLF in European Collective Redress

    Uncharted Waters: Analysis of TPLF in European Collective Redress

    October 15, 2019

    Third party litigation funding-the practice of hedge funds investing in litigation in exchange for a cut of the proceeds-has begun to take root in Europe. Unfortunately, an almost total lack of transparency and regulation means that even as its supporters promise greater "access to justice," TPLF threatens the integrity of European civil justice systems. This ILR research paper details the state of play for TPLF in Europe and around the world, and urges EU legislators to take up a number of specific reforms to protect consumers and businesses. Read More

  • A 'Fair Deal' for Consumers? An Update on EU Consumer Attitudes Towards Collective Actions and Litigation Funding

    A 'Fair Deal' for Consumers? An Update on EU Consumer Attitudes Towards Collective Actions and Litigation Funding

    July 11, 2018

    As the European Commission's proposal on collective actions (known as class actions in the United States) makes its way through the European Union's legislative process, it is important to assess EU consumer opinion of the proposal and the safeguards included (and not included) in the legislation. This survey captured the views of 5,097 consumers across five EU Member States. Read More


All Results for International

  1. Litigation Funder Gave $100K To Plaintiff, Expects $2 Million Back

    July 02, 2020 | News

    A lawsuit in New York shows what happens when a litigation funder's client hits a jackpot and decides not to settle up, according to a report in Legal Newsline. ... Read More

  2. ICYMI: Roundup Settlement: Business As Usual For Tort Lawyer Bandits

    July 01, 2020 | News

    This week, ILR President Harold Kim discussed the Bayer Monsanto Roundup settlement in an op-ed that ran in RealClear Politics... Read More

  3. ILR Research Review Volume 7 Issue 1

    June 29, 2020 | Research

    This edition of the ILR Research Review contains research examining the myriad liability challenges flowing from COVID-19 and describing potential administrative and legislative solutions, as well as papers dedicated to the ongoing crisis in securities litigation, the growth of and problems with the third party litigation funding industry, and insights into the strategy behind trial lawyer advertising.... Read More

  4. From the President's Desk: International Litigation Trends Taking Center Stage Across the Globe

    June 08, 2020 | News

    In his most recent blog post, ILR President Harold Kim highlights some major international developments that could have an impact on the business community, notably in the United Kingdom and Australia.... Read More

  5. From the President's Desk: International Litigation Trends Taking Center Stage Across the Globe

    June 05, 2020 | Blogs

    This week, I want to highlight some major international developments that could have an impact on the business community, notably in the United Kingdom and Australia. ... Read More

  6. ILR Briefly COVID-19 Series: State Liability Problems and Solutions

    May 21, 2020 | Research

    As states reopen and continue to respond to the needs of their citizens and economies, it is important that they consider offering liability protections to prevent a wave of COVID-19 lawsuits at the state level. This edition of ILR Briefly documents major hot spots for COVID-19 litigation under state law and provides an array of policy solutions to prevent lawsuits from disrupting states' economic recoveries.... Read More

  7. ILR Briefly COVID-19 Series: Liability Overview

    April 23, 2020 | Research

    As Americans and businesses of all sizes are working together to get through the COVID-19 health crisis, plaintiffs' lawyers have already begun filing COVID-19-related lawsuits. Limiting litigation abuse is essential to making available the tools and resources needed to combat the virus, and ultimately to spurring economic recovery once the immediate health crisis has been resolved. This edition of ILR Briefly explores the current and anticipated types of litigation coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

  8. In The News today - April 9, 2020

    April 09, 2020 | News

    Third-Party Litigation Funders' Business Is Booming During Pandemic... Read More

  9. In the News Today - April 7, 2020

    April 07, 2020 | News

    Google Joins With U.K. Researchers to Track Coronavirus... Read More

  10. In the News Today -March 20, 2020

    March 20, 2020 | News

    Oklahoma Senate Votes to Put a Cap on Non-Economic Damages and TPLF Deal Raises Ethical Red Flags.... Read More