Class Actions in Context
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Class Actions in Context

How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation

Edited by Deborah R. Hensler, Christopher Hodges and Ianika Tzankova

In recent years collective litigation procedures have spread across the globe, accompanied by hot controversy and normative debate. Yet virtually nothing is known about how these procedures operate in practice. Based on extensive documentary and interview research, this volume presents the results of the first comparative investigation of class actions and group litigation ‘in action’, in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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Chapter 3: Smoke signals from the south: The unanticipated effects of an ‘unsuccessful’ litigation on Brazil’s anti-tobacco war

Manuel A. Gómez

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JOBNAME: Hensler PAGE: 1 SESS: 3 OUTPUT: Thu Apr 21 13:33:31 2016 3. Smoke signals from the south: The unanticipated effects of an ‘unsuccessful’ litigation on Brazil’s anti-tobacco war1 Manuel A. Gómez INTRODUCTION Class action lawyers tend to vi...

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