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Legislation & Rules

Class Action Act Lithuania (English version)

Renata Juzikienè (Supreme Court Lithuania; Director of the Department of Legal Research and Review) provided us with an (unofficial) English translation of the 2015 Lithuanian Class Action Act.

Mexico Adopts A Class Action Procedure (July 29, 2010)

On July 29, 2010, an amendment to article 17 of the Mexican Constitution (on individual rights regarding access to justice - within the “Bill of Rights”) was published in Mexico’s Official Gazette of the Federation (Diario Oficial de la Federación – publication in the gazette is the final step in the federal legislative process), providing for class actions. Mexico’s federal Congress has a year to issue secondary legislation on how to regulate these collective actions.

New Zealand: Class Action Legislation and Rules

Proposed class actions legislation in New Zealand, not yet enacted (as of 2008)

  1. Class Actions Bill 2008
  2. High Court Amendment (Class Actions) Rules 2008
  3. Class Actions for New Zealand: a Second Consultation Paper Prepared by the Rules Committee - October 2008

Author: Don Mathieson

Spanish Legislation on Collective Actions

Spanish Legislation on Collective Actions: Selected excerpts. (2007; includes Spanish and English versions)

Compiled by: Pablo Gutiérrez de Cabiedes

Norway: Act of 17 June 2005 no. 90 relating to mediation and procedure in civil disputes (The Dispute Act)


Norway class actions legislation: Act of 17 June 2005 no. 90 relating to mediation and procedure in civil disputes (The Dispute Act)

Class Actions Legislation in Germany

Selected text of Germany's legislation on class actions:

  1. Act on the Initiation of Model Case Proceedings in respect of Investors in the Capital Markets  [Act on Model Case Proceedings in Disputes under Capital Markets Law (Capital Markets Model Case Act – KapMuG)]
  2. Gesetz über Unterlassungsklagen bei Verbraucherrechts- und anderenVerstößen (in German)
  3. Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb UWG (in German)