English Justice Review Seeks More Class Actions

Law360, New York (August 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- English citizens would benefit from more class action suits in English courts, according to a report issued by the advisory body responsible for overseeing the modernization of the English civil justice system.

In the July report, entitled “Improving Access to Justice Through Collective Actions,” the Civil Justice Council proposes that the English civil justice system should add an “opt-out” class action to the existing range of procedural options available for all civil claims.

“Existing procedure does not provide sufficient or effective access to justice for a...
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