Class Actions — Mexican Style

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT) -- Consumer organizations, civil associations and the plaintiffs’ bar are preparing to open a new chapter in the history of Mexican litigation. A long-awaited federal class action law, which passed in the Mexican Congress back in April, was finally published in the Official Gazette on Aug. 30, 2011, making class actions a reality.

For many years, many interested parties had pushed for the introduction of class actions. Mexico’s 1994 Consumer Protection Law allowed for limited collective actions in consumer matters but gave standing to the Federal Consumer...
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