The Value of Rights of Action: From Civil Recourse to Class Action

16 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2020 Last revised: 20 Apr 2020

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Hanoch Dagan

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law

Avihay Dorfman

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 8, 2020

Abstract

The ambition of this Essay is to examine the value of private rights of action, addressing the question why do private rights of action in the torts context matter. Our answer — that private rights may be instrumentally and, at times, non-instrumentally valuable to doing justice — has immediate implications for the civil-procedure law surrounding tort law. It suggests that where private rights of action are strictly instrumental, other devices may, under certain circumstances, be necessary, and possibly even sufficient, for doing justice.

Keywords: rights of action, tort law, relational justice, civil recourse, class action, standing

JEL Classification: K13

Suggested Citation

Dagan, Hanoch and Dorfman, Avihay, The Value of Rights of Action: From Civil Recourse to Class Action (March 8, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3566438 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3566438

Hanoch Dagan

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law ( email )

Ramat Aviv
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Israel
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Avihay Dorfman (Contact Author)

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel Aviv 69978, IL
Israel

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