New Research by Prof. Vince Morabito Finds Class Actions Play Important Role in Australian Worker Rights Litigation
Our colleague Prof. Vincenzo Morabito of Monarsh University (Melbourne, Australia) continues to publish fascinating empirical findings on the uses of class actions in the federal court of Australia and the Victoria state court. This material was first published by Sweet & Maxwell in J Caruana and V Morabito, "Australian Unions - the Unknown Class Action Protagonists" (2011) 30 Civil Justice Quarterly 382 and is reproduced by agreement with the Publishers.
Our colleagues Prof. Manuel Gomez and Eugenio Cardenas have shared the news that the new Mexican Class Action Regulations have been published in the Mexico Federal Gazette, the last stage in the statutory process. The class action provisions will become effective in six months. We expect to post an English language summary of the provisions shortly. In the meantime, those of you who read Spanish can find the details at this link.
Our colleague Prof. Axel Halfmeier shared this note on the extension of the German KapMuG procedure.
5th Annual International Conference on the Globalization of Class Actions Focuses on "Facts on the Ground"
On Dec.8 - 9, more than 100 judges, lawyers and academicians came together in the beautiful Raad van State to share information and perspectives on the evolution of class actions and group litigation procedures world-wide. In her opening address, Prof.
Global Class Action Exchange member Stefaan Voet (U. Ghent) reports the recent settlement of mass litigation arising out of the Lehman Brothers collapse.
John Walker of IMF (Australia) Ltd sends this overview of the status of third-party funding for shareholders claims in that country.
Christopher Hodges has just sent us this Note on recent developments in the EU and UK.
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.