The Law and Economics of Class Actions in Europe
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The Law and Economics of Class Actions in Europe

Lessons from America

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

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.
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Chapter 17: Class Actions in Portugal

Mariana França Gouveia and Nuno Garoupa

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JOBNAME: Ramello PAGE: 1 SESS: 4 OUTPUT: Tue Feb 28 11:47:52 2012 17. Class actions in Portugal Mariana França Gouveia and Nuno Garoupa In this chapter we discuss the introduction of class actions in Portugal. We start by looking at the current le...

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