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The Global Class Actions Exchange is a companion to a series of international conferences on the worldwide spread of class actions, group proceedings and other forms of collective litigation that have been organized by Stanford Law School, the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and Tilburg University. Since 2007, academicians, judges and lawyers interested in class actions and group litigation have gathered in Oxford, England (2007/2008); Sydney, Australia (2009); Miami, USA (2010); and the Hague, the Netherlands (2011), to share information and perspectives on the evolution of these new forms of litigation in their home countries. The Exchange is directed by Prof. Deborah Hensler of Stanford Law School.  (more...)

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Additional materials and updated reports will be added on a continuing basis. If you would like to contribute material to post on the Global Class Actions Exchange, please contact Professor Deborah Hensler at dhensler@stanford.edu.

Update on Polish Class Actions

Magdalena Tulibacka (adjunct professor Emory Law School and associate research fellow Centre for Socio-Legal Studies University of Oxford) sent us an elaborate update on the status of class actions in Poland.

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Class Actions in South Africa

Theo Broodryk (University of Stellenbosch) provided us with an overview of the current status of class actions in South Africa

Update on Mexican Class Actions

Prof Juan Carlos Marin Gonzalez (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)) and Rolando Garcia Miron (JSC Candidate Stanford Law School) sent us an update of the new Mexican class action regime.

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Class Actions in Chile: Update

Agustin Barroilhet (University of Chile Law School) sent us an elaborate update of the status of class actions in Chile.

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Class Actions in South Korea

Sujin Lee provided us with a country report about class actions in South Korea, including an overview of the cases brought to date.

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Class Actions in Lithuania

Zygimantas Juska sent us an overview of the current status of class actions in Lithuania.

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Brief Overview of Japan's New Class Action Regime

Shintaro Shiba (Sony Corporation) provided us with a brief overview of the new 2013 class action regime in Japan. 

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Update on Italian Consumer Class Actions

Prof. Remo Caponi from the University of Florence School of Law has sent us an update on Italian consumer class actions.

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New Materials on Italian Class Actions and Group Litigation

An embarrassment of riches today on developments regarding Italian class actions. Prof. Elisabetta Silvestri, of the University of Pavia, shares a paper on the cultural dimensions of group litigation and Giulia Principe, who visited Stanford Law School last year, contributes a paper detailing the success -- or lack thereof -- of recent class actions.

What's Going On In Poland? An Update on Class Actions and Litigation Funding

Our friends Magdalena Tulibacka and Radoslaw Goral send this description of developments in Poland. Since its inception a little more than a year ago, some 40 class actions have been filed in Poland, virtually all against public entities.