Class Actions for New Zealand Consumers

The Yearbook of Consumer Law 297-325, 2008

29 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2016

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Kate Tokeley

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This article examines the benefits of the class action for New Zealand consumers. It analyses the current operation of the New Zealand class action and recommends significant reform to expand the use of the class action and to give clear specific guidelines on its operation. The author defines a class action, discusses the advantages and concerns of the procedure before dismissing the concerns as overstated. The New Zealand class action court procedure are examined, criticised and suggestions for reform are provided.

Keywords: class, action, new zealand, reform, expand, guidelines, criticism, legislation, court procedure

JEL Classification: K00, K1, K13, K12, K10, K19, K2, K20, K23, K3, K30, K32, K38, K4, K40, K41, K42, K49

Suggested Citation

Tokeley, Kate, Class Actions for New Zealand Consumers (2008). The Yearbook of Consumer Law 297-325, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2729628

Kate Tokeley (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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