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TitleThe law and economics of class actions in Europe : lessons from America
Author edited by Jèurgen G. Backhaus, Alberto Cassone, Giovanni B. Ramello
Imprint Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2012
Descript xvi, 384 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


The law and economics of class action litigation : setting the research agenda / Jèurgen G. Backhaus, Alberto Cassone and Giovanni B. Ramello -- Class actions in the U.S. experience : the legal perspective / Guido Calabresi -- Class actions in the U.S. experience : an economist's perception / Frederic M. Scherer -- Will aggregate litigation come to Europe? / Samuel Issacharoff and Geoffrey P. Miller -- Class action as a remedy for market failure / Jèurgen G. Backhaus -- The economics of class action litigation / Thomas S. Ulen -- Private, club and public goods : the economic boundaries of class action litigation / Alberto Cassone and Giovanni B. Ramello -- Class action finance and legal expense insurance / Jèurgen G. Backhaus -- Punitive damages and class actions / Francesco Parisi and Marta Silvia Cenini -- A case for information sharing in class action suits / Bruno Deffains and Eric Langlais -- Good law and economic needs better microeconomic models : the case against "contingent fees" as application of agency models to the professions / Lorenzo Sacconi -- Collective litigation versus legislation : a rent-seeking approach to class actions / Sophie Harnay and Alain Marciano -- Class actions in private enforcement of EC antitrust law : the Commission green paper / Francesco Denozza and Luca Toffoletti -- The enforcement of management passivity duty in take-over law : class action or government action? / Fernando Gomez and Marâia Isabel Saez -- The constitutional impact of class actions in European legal systems / Jèorg Luther -- Introducing class actions in Finland : an example of law-making without economic analysis / Mikko Vèalimèaki -- Class actions in Portugal / Mariana Franðca Gouveia and Nuno Garoupa -- The class action code : a model for civil law countries / Antonio Gidi

Class actions (Civil procedure) -- Europe Class actions (Civil procedure) -- Economic aspects -- Europe Class actions (Civil procedure) -- United States

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