An expert analysis of the relevant law and jurisprudence in mass litigation, this edited work examines the diverse and complex transnational considerations and issues of collective redress. With contributions from distinguished and authoritative commentators on this topic, the coverage is broad, thorough, and practically focused. The book offers new perspectives on the challenges of collective redress as it innovatively combines a comparative and cross border approach. Organized clearly into sections, it provides in-depth comment on these challenges from a national, European, and global perspective. With detailed analysis of the relevant law and jurisprudence in this area offering a significant practical impact, this book also examines possible solutions to the challenges identified, covering important topics and issues within collective redress mechanisms; the private international law perspective on collective redress; reception of foreign collective redress; and extraterritoriality and US law.
Including contributions from the jurisdictions most relevant to these conflict of laws issues, this book unites global expertise to provide information on a complex topic and offer a solution-based approach to the collective redress landscape.
Dr Duncan Fairgrieve is Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Law and Director of the Product Liability Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Dr Eva Lein is Herbert Smith Senior Research Fellow in Private International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
PART I: COLLECTIVE REDRESS MECHANISMS IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE; PART II: PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW AND COLLECTIVE REDRESS; PART III: RECEPTION OF FOREIGN COLLECTIVE REDRESS AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES DECISIONS IN NATIONAL JURISDICTIONS; PART IV: EXTRATERRITORIALITY AND US LAW