By Joanne Blennerhassett

This monograph addresses the phenomenon of mass damage and the way it can be resolved via collective redress. It examines relatively how such redress might be completed via mechanisms comparable to multi-party activities (MPAs). so that it will do that, an analytical framework is created opposed to which to guage a variety of multi-party tactics. this can be illustrated throughout the adventure of a variety of universal legislations jurisdictions in facing mass damage – specifically that of britain and Wales, Canada, Australia and the U.S., in addition to that of ecu collective redress. It examines multi-party motion legislation benchmarked opposed to the goals pointed out within the analytical framework. The phenomenon of environmental mass damage particularly is explored as a case learn, because it illustrates the various problems that could come up in mass damage litigation. additionally, this paintings explores the place the easiest strategies for mass damage redress might lie sooner or later – probably in collective activities or via choices resembling legislation and replacement dispute solution or a mixture of those. eventually, the adventure of mass damage litigation in eire is tested, as presently this jurisdiction doesn't have a good mechanism for facing mass harm.

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