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[23PacRimLPolyJ0795] The New Class Actions in Japan

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dc.contributor.author Madderra, Michael J.
dc.date 2014-08
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-12T14:07:24Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-12T14:07:24Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06
dc.identifier.citation 23 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 795 (2014) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1379
dc.description Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, volume 23 no.3, June 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: This comment provides the first journal publication on Japan’s new class action law, promulgated on December 11, 2013. In the past, Japanese attorneys used rules of joinder and other alternatives to form de facto class action lawsuits. This comment provides insight into the development of Japan’s new class action law through a discussion of the historical context in which it was created. After discussing the law and its development, this comment argues that Japan should examine U.S. jurisprudence to prepare for challenges to the new class action system. Comparing Japanese and U.S. class action systems is appropriate because of similarities in their class formulations. This comment analyzes recent U.S. court decisions that show controversy and disagreement about how to interpret the class certification provisions. By looking at difficulties currently facing U.S. courts, Japan can better prepare itself to implement its law. Conversely, this comment presents the alternative proposition that due to the Japanese law’s bifurcated structure, U.S. litigants and courts can look to Japan’s new law for creative means of litigating class actions. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title [23PacRimLPolyJ0795] The New Class Actions in Japan en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2014 Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal Association en_US


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