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The Law and Economics of Class Actions in Europe

Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus, Alberto Cassone () and Giovanni Ramello ()

in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: This well-documented book discusses the power and limitations of class actions with insights and analysis from a panel of distinguished scholars. It pays special attention to the introduction and the applicability of such a legal device in European civil law countries. The book offers a broad legal and economic investigation, drawing insights from US judicial experience and giving a rigorous discussion of both the philosophical and constitutional aspects and the economic mechanisms and incentives set up by class actions.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Law - Academic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781847208033
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 The Law and Economics of Class Action Litigation: Setting the Research Agenda Downloads
Jürgen G. Backhaus, Alberto Cassone and Giovanni Ramello
Ch 2 Class Actions in the US Experience: The Legal Perspective Downloads
Guido Calabresi
Ch 3 Class Actions in the US Experience: An Economist’s Perception Downloads
Frederic M. Scherer
Ch 4 Will Aggregate Litigation Come to Europe? Downloads
Samuel Issacharoff and Geoffrey P. Miller
Ch 5 Class Action as a Remedy for Market Failure Downloads
Jürgen G. Backhaus
Ch 6 The Economics of Class Action Litigation Downloads
Thomas S. Ulen
Ch 7 Private, Club and Public Goods: The Economic Boundaries of Class Action Litigation Downloads
Alberto Cassone and Giovanni Ramello
Ch 8 Class Action Finance and Legal Expense Insurance Downloads
Jürgen G. Backhaus
Ch 9 Punitive Damages and Class Actions Downloads
Francesco Parisi and Marta Silvia Cenini
Ch 10 A Case for Information Sharing in Class Action Suits Downloads
Bruno Deffains and Eric Langlais
Ch 11 Good Law and Economics Needs Better Microeconomic Models: The Case Against ‘Contingent Fees’ as Application of Agency Models to the Professions Downloads
Lorenzo Sacconi
Ch 12 Collective Litigation versus Legislation: A Rent-Seeking Approach to Class Actions Downloads
Sophie Harnay and Alain Marciano
Ch 13 Class Actions in Private Enforcement of EC Antitrust Law: The Commission Green Paper Downloads
Francesco Denozza and Luca Toffoletti
Ch 14 The Enforcement of Management Passivity Duty in Take-over Law: Class Action or Government Action? Downloads
Fernando Gomez and María Isabel Saez
Ch 15 The Constitutional Impact of Class Actions in European Legal Systems Downloads
Jörg Luther
Ch 16 Introducing Class Actions in Finland: An Example of Law-making Without Economic Analysis Downloads
Mikko Välimäki
Ch 17 Class Actions in Portugal Downloads
Mariana França Gouveia and Nuno Garoupa
Ch 18 The Class Action Code: A Model for Civil Law Countries Downloads
Antonio Gidi

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