Looking for a tight but informative summary of changes around the globe with respect to (1) aggregate or class action litigation, (2) contingent fees and litigation funding, and (3) exemplary or punitive damages? If so, you should read a new article, “Global Litigation Trends.” The authors are Mark Behrens, Gregory Fowler and Silvia Kim,

S. Todd Brown of Temple University has written an insightful law review article desribing in detail Congress’ incredibly costly error in creating the bankruptcy code section (524(g)) with terms that have turned out to give a very small number of plaintiff’s law firms “veto power” over asbestos-related chapter 11 plans. Strengths of the article include