Can the Class Action Be Made Business Friendly?

24 New Zealand Bus. L. Q. 169 (2018)

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-32

10 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2020 Last revised: 8 Jun 2020

Date Written: June 3, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Fitzpatrick, Brian T., Can the Class Action Be Made Business Friendly? (June 3, 2020). 24 New Zealand Bus. L. Q. 169 (2018); Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-32. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3617936

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