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2007

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How Well Do U.S. Judgments Fare In Europe?, Samuel P. Baumgartner Jan 2007

How Well Do U.S. Judgments Fare In Europe?, Samuel P. Baumgartner

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Transnational cases have become a prominent part of the litigation landscape in the United States. Class actions against foreign defendants are widespread, the Alien Tort Claims Act has emerged as a mainstay of proceedings to enforce international human rights law in U.S. courts, and the globalization of the economy has led to an increase in transnational regulatory litigation. In all these cases, however, the parties need to ask themselves whether an ensuing judgment or settlement can be recognized or enforced abroad. For quite some time, the perception in the United States has been that U.S. judgments do not ...