The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:
Australia; Canada; France; India; Israel; Japan; Netherlands; South Korea; Switzerland; Taiwan; United Kingdom; USA
The set of questions relating to the topic of Class Actions and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:
Outline the organisation of your court system as it relates to collective or representative actions (class actions). In which courts may class actions be brought?
How common are class actions in your jurisdiction? What has been the recent attitude of lawmakers and the judiciary to class actions?
What is the legal basis for class actions? Is it derived from statute or case law?
What types of claims may be filed as class actions?
What relief may be sought in class proceedings?
How is a class action initiated? What is the limitation period for bringing a class action? Can the time limit for bringing a class action be paused? How long do class actions typically take from filing to a final decision?
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