Getting the Deal Through: Class Actions 2021

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  • Getting the Deal Through: Class Actions 2021
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Getting the Deal Through: Class Actions 2021

Jurisdictions covered

The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:

Australia; Canada; France; India; Israel; Japan; Netherlands; South Korea; Switzerland; Taiwan; United Kingdom; USA

Questions

The set of questions relating to the topic of Class Actions and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:

  1. 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?

  2. How common are class actions in your jurisdiction? What has been the recent attitude of lawmakers and the judiciary to class actions?

  3. What is the legal basis for class actions? Is it derived from statute or case law?

  4. What types of claims may be filed as class actions?

  5. What relief may be sought in class proceedings?

  6. 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?

  7. What are the standing requirements for a class action?

  8. Do members of a class have to opt in or opt out of the action? Are class members notified that an action has been commenced on their behalf and, if so, how?

  9. What are the requirements for a case to be filed as a class action?

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