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Mass Justice: Challenges of Representation and Distribution

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Edited by: Jenny Steele, Willem van Boom

ISBN13: 9781849805063
Published: July 2011
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £104.00



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This insightful book considers phenomena such as mass torts, which affect numerous victims, and complex insolvency cases, which concern multiple and often competing interests. The editors identify and respond to the need for reflection on the notion of 'mass justice'. The assembled contributors show that while private law is usually debated in terms of individual rights and duties, the reality is that these are deeply influenced by collective issues. They address examples such as the operation of class actions; the availability of insurance funds; the logistics of negotiating with and compensating a wide range of individuals; as well as distribution of assets in insolvency proceedings. This unique and detailed book will appeal to academics and students of private law as well as those with an interest in law and society. Scholars from non-law disciplines with an interest in insurance and liability will also find this study thought-provoking, as will practitioners and policy-makers.

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Subjects:
Tort Law
Contents:
1. Mass Justice and its Challenges Jenny Steele and Willem H. van Boom 2. Mass Resolution of Mass Torts: Emerging Issues in the United States and the Global Future Richard A. Nagareda 3. Cy-pres for Consumers - Ensuring Class Action Reforms Deal with 'Scattered Damages' Geraint Howells 4. Cross-border Mass Litigation: A Particular Challenge for European Law Astrid Stadler 5. Objectives, Mechanisms and Policy Choices in Collective Enforcement and Redress Christopher Hodges 6. Collective Rights and Collective Goods - Enforcement as Collective Interest Eva Kocher 7. Access to Environmental Justice in England and Wales: Funding Representation for Court Reviews of Administrative Action Robert Lee and Radoslaw Stech 8. Promoting Distributional Justice on Corporate Insolvency in the 21st Century David Milman 9. Dealing with Damages in Insolvency - The Insolvency Administrator's Collective Claim for Damages versus Individual Claims of Creditors Frank M.J. Verstijlen 10. Historic Asbestos Exposure and Liability Insurance: Issues of Aggregation and Reinsurance Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele 11. The International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds and Dealing with the Masses Willem Oosterveen 12. Representation in Collective Bargaining on Employment Conditions in the Netherlands Zef Even Index