Class Actions, Group Litigation and Other Aggregative Procedures in Latin America: A General Overview

Posted: 8 Oct 2008 Last revised: 18 Oct 2011

Manuel A. Gomez

Florida International University College of Law

Date Written: April 23, 2008

Abstract

This article offers a synopsis on the current status of class actions, and other forms of aggregative and collective litigation that exist in Latin America. In light of the limited scope of this article, my goal is to simply present a general report that highlights the differences and similarities in procedural rules and legal practices regarding the use of remedies against collective harms. Special attention is given to those countries that have developed a legal framework for the protection of individual and collective rights through different forms of aggregative processes, with particular focus on the potential for and the obstacles that affect the various forms of collective litigation in the region.

Keywords: litigation, class actions, aggregative procedures, Latin America, legal practices

Suggested Citation

Gomez, Manuel A., Class Actions, Group Litigation and Other Aggregative Procedures in Latin America: A General Overview (April 23, 2008). Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1280940

Manuel A. Gómez (Contact Author)

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