Can the Class Action Be Made Business Friendly?
24 New Zealand Bus. L. Q. 169 (2018)
10 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2020 Last revised: 8 Jun 2020
Date Written: June 3, 2020
Formal adoption of a class action mechanism is under consideration in New Zealand. The United States has had a robust class action mechanism since 1966, but it is on the wane. The reason is big businesses have turned against it. In this essay, I explain why the business community dislikes the American class action and make some suggestions on how New Zealand might design its own class action to head off similar opposition.
Keywords: class actions, business, corporations, reform, New Zealand
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