18 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2006
The author proposes the enactment of a Class Action Code in civil law countries. The proposed Model Code extensively regulates all aspects of modern class actions, including standing, adequacy, prerequisites, certification, notice, proof, settlement, judgment, res judicata, lis pendens, attorney fees, injunctive class actions, class action for damages, calculation of damages, distribution of the award, fund for group rights, defendant class actions, etc.
The objective is to inspire the creation of the best possible code for class action suits, in light of the needs and peculiarities of civil law countries and the international experience with class actions. Although the proposal is focused primarily on civil-law countries, it may also prove useful to common law countries considering the adoption or improvement of class action rules.
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Keywords: Class actions, comparative class actions, civil law, comparative civil procedure, comparative law, diffuse, collective, group action, collective litigation, collective action, group rights, parens patriae, associational standing
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Gidi, Antonio, The Class Action Code: A Model for Civil Law Countries. Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 23, p. 37, 2005; U of Houston Law Center No. 2006-A-20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=930439
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