On Friday afternoon, I received a comment to a December post entitled Are Class Actions About to Make a Run for the Border? that deserved a more conspicuous mention. The comment came from Mexican attorney Jorge de Hoyos Walther, who had the following update on the status of legislation in Mexico introducing collective actions:
In April 2011 the Mexican Parliament approved a legislative package that regulates such actions, foreseeing the publication of the same in the Federal Official Gazette during the month of July. The amended laws are six: (1) Federal Code of Civil Proceedings; (2) Federal Civil Code; (3) Federal Law of Economic Competence; (4) Federal Law of Consumer’s Protection; (4) Organic Law of the Federal Judicial Power; (5) General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection; and (6) Law of Protection to the User of Financial Services. On August 30th 2011, the Federal Official Gazette published this amendment to the federal law.
Legislation limits collective actions to matters related to the consumption of goods or services (public or private) and the environment.
Jorge de Hoyos Walther