Class action and other group litigation procedures are increasingly being adopted in jurisdictions throughout the world, as more countries deal with the realities of increased globalization and access to information. As a result, attorneys and their clients face the ever-expanding prospect of a class or group action outside their home jurisdictions.
World Class Actions: A Guide to Group and Representative Actions around the Globe is a guide for attorneys and their clients on the procedures available for class, group, and representative actions throughout the world. It helps lawyers navigate and develop strategies for litigation and risk management in the course of doing business abroad, or even in doing business locally in a way that impacts interests abroad.
Part I of the book provides a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction survey of the class action, group, collective, derivative, and other representative action procedures available across the globe. Each chapter is written from a local perspective, by an attorney familiar with the laws, best practices, legal climate, and culture of the jurisdiction.
Part II provides guidance from the perspective of international attorneys practicing in foreign jurisdictions and the art of counseling and representing clients in international litigation. It also covers a variety of topics related to transnational, multi-jurisdictional, and class or collective actions that involve international issues and interests.
Each chapter offers practice tips and cultural insights helpful to an attorney or litigant facing a dispute in a particular part of the world. Many of the chapters introduce key books, treatises, articles, or other reference materials to foster further research. Its focus on international class and group litigation law from a practitioner's perspective makes World Class Actions an essential guide for the lawyer or client.
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About the Author
Paul G. Karlsgodt is a partner in the Denver office of the U.S. law firm Baker & Hostetler LLP and editor and primary contributor to the legal blog www.classactionblawg.com. Mr. Karlsgodt's law practice focuses on class action defense and other complex commercial litigation. He founded and served as the first Chair of the Class Actions, Derivative Suits and Mass Torts Subsection of the Litigation Section of the Colorado Bar Association and is a frequent speaker and author on class action-related topics. Mr. Karlsgodt has also represented clients pro bono in civil rights cases, including a prisoner's rights class action.
Table of Contents
Part I - Multi-party and Representative Action Systems Around the World
Chapter 1 The United States
Chapter 2 Canada
Chapter 3 Latin America
Chapter 4 Representative Actions and Proposed Reforms in the European Union
Chapter 5 United Kingdom
Chapter 6 Denmark
Chapter 7 Sweden
Chapter 8 Finland
Chapter 9 Norway
Chapter 10 Germany
Chapter 11 Austria
Chapter 12 Switzerland
Chapter 13 Belgium
Chapter 14 The Netherlands
Chapter 15 Spain
Chapter 16 Portugal
Chapter 17 France
Chapter 18 Italy
Chapter 19 Russia
Chapter 20 Israel
Chapter 21 South Africa
Chapter 22 Australia
Chapter 23 The Asia-Pacific Region
Chapter 24 Collective Actions in China
Chapter 25 India
Part II - Selected Topics in International and Transnational Class Action Law 770
Chapter 26 Prosecuting Class Actions and Group Litigation
Chapter 27 Multijurisdictional and Transnational Class Litigation: Lawsuits Heard 'Round the World' 888
Chapter 28 International Class Action Notice
Chapter 29 International Class Actions Under the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act 992
Chapter 30 International Class Arbitration 1011
Chapter 31 Representing Clients in Litigation Abroad
Table of Cases