November 26, 2010
4th International Conference on the Globalization of Collective Litigation
On December 10th, 2010, Florida International University College of Law is hosting the 4th International Conference on the Globalization of Collective Litigation. From the FIU website:
This conference, co-organized by professors Manuel A. Gomez (Florida International University College of Law) and Deborah R. Hensler (Stanford Law School) is the fourth in the series of international conferences on the global spread of collective litigation begun in 2007 at Oxford University. It will bring together academicians, policy analysts and legal practitioners to systematically review the status of collective litigation around the world with special focus on Latin America, a region signaled by a growing interest in protecting collective rights, the passage of legislation that provides for class actions and similar mechanisms, and the increased participation of domestic courts in deciding cases that involve large-scale accidents, environmental harms, exposure to toxic materials, defective products and financial injuries.
A pdf of the conference flyer is available here.
(Hat Tip: Howard Wasserman)