“Chasseurs d’ambulances” – Class Actions in Europe

Despite its tongue-in-cheek headline, this Economist article provides a useful update on class actions in France in particular, and Europe in general. The article confirms the logical is happening – as US courts push back and resist becoming the world’s courts, other nations are stepping in and facilitating class actions. And, as it also mentions, other countries are more pragmatic and facilitate litigation funding, which is both needed and logical despite the protests of the US Chamber of Commerce and its various arms and advocates.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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