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Standing to Sue in Class Actions (Legitimación Para Demandar en las Acciones Colectivas)

LA TUTELA DE LOS DERECHOS DIFUSOS, COLECTIVOS E INDIVIDUALES HOMOGENEOS, 2nd edition, Gidi & Ferrer, eds., Editorial Porrúa, México, 2004

13 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2010 Last revised: 14 Dec 2012

Antonio Gidi

Syracuse University College of Law

Date Written: November 10, 2010

Abstract

This paper discusses standing to bring class actions in the Ibero American Model Code. In civil law countries, the trend is to not give standing to class members, as is the rule in U.S. class actions, but to associations and public entities and agencies. This solution, however, may not be possible in the United States because of the “case or controversy” requirement in the U.S. Constitution. This is an extremely important topic in comparative law.

El artículo discute la “legitimación colectiva” (legitimación para proponer demandas colectivas) en el Código Modelo de Procesos Colectivos del Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Procesal. Discute el poder del Ministério Público Fiscal, de las associaciones o NGOs y otros entes legitimados para proponer una acción colectiva.

Keywords: Class Actions

Suggested Citation

Gidi, Antonio, Standing to Sue in Class Actions (Legitimación Para Demandar en las Acciones Colectivas) (November 10, 2010). LA TUTELA DE LOS DERECHOS DIFUSOS, COLECTIVOS E INDIVIDUALES HOMOGENEOS, 2nd edition, Gidi & Ferrer, eds., Editorial Porrúa, México, 2004 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1706531

Antonio Gidi (Contact Author)

Syracuse University College of Law ( email )

Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.gidi.com.br

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