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Archive for March 28th, 2019

My loyal readers (I’m being optimistic in using the plural form) will note that ClassActionBlawg.com has been inactive for the better part of a year.  With my current workload, I can’t promise significantly more content in the near future, but I did promise one loyal reader to provide some highlights from the University of Haifa’s 3rd International Conference on class actions.  Here is the first installment.

Introduction

The conference began with a warm welcome to Haifa from Conference Co-Chair Dr. Rabeea Assy as well as introductory remarks from other conference organizers.  One highlight for me was a brief summary from City University of Hong Kong Dean Geraint Howells of recent developments in Asia.  Howells described developments in class and collective actions in Hong Kong, which he described as “on the agenda” but slow in starting.  He also provided updates on class and collective mechanisms in force in a variety of other Asian countries, including Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and India.

Conference co-chair Dr. Ariel Flavian began his remarks with the point that the growth of global trade means more international scandals and a need for the development of new schemes for collective redress.  He then previewed recent developments in the EU, UK, Brazil, The Netherlands, the US, and elsewhere, which will be addressed in more detail throughout the conference.

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