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Action on arbitration legislation may be heating up in Washington. While the House Judiciary Committee edges closer to marking up the Arbitration Fairness Act, it moves ahead on an amendment that would soften the restrictions posed by the Class Action Fairness Act, as business interests object.
Class actions are gaining broader European appeal. So this installment of the International Practice column turns the spotlight onto the development of class actions in the United Kingdom, and in the other European Union member states, as well as analyzes the viability and future continued emergence of this procedural device, including its incorporation into ADR.