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Vanderbilt University Law School

2009

Civil Law

Class action

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Will Aggregate Litigation Come To Europe?, Samuel Issacharoff, Geoffrey P. Miller Jan 2009

Will Aggregate Litigation Come To Europe?, Samuel Issacharoff, Geoffrey P. Miller

Vanderbilt Law Review

The current wave of deregulation and market liberalization in Europe has had major repercussions for the prospect of litigated forms of collective redress. Once decried as the perversity of rapacious Americans, class actions are now the focus of significant reform efforts in many European countries and even at the level of the European Union. There are, no doubt, many reasons for the relatively sudden attention to means of collective redress. Some have to do with the need to create effective ex post accountability mechanisms to contain the potential adverse effects of goods and services freely entering the market. Others seek ...