Multi-Party Actions

Hardcover | November 1, 2000

byChristopher Hodges

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This is the first practitioner's work to deal in detail with the new rule (19.III) on Group Litigation Orders under the Civil Procedure Rules. Due to come into effect in mid-2000, it introduces for the first time specific provisions dealing with the procedural aspects of managing multi-partyactions. The book provides exhaustive analysis of the new rule and relates it to the extensive experience which has been gained from the major multi-party actions of recent years, such as those relating to Opren, Benzodiazepine tranquilizers, the Sellafield radiation claims, the Lloyd's litigation, Norplant,the British Coal Vibration White Finger litigation and the British Coal respiratory disease litigation. The book includes fifteen case studies on these and other major cases, written by the practitioners involved and providing a major factual resource for all tort lawyers. The details of the mattersin issue in these cases and their resolution have not previously been easily accessible, nor systematically analysed. Also included are chapters contributed by leading lawyers from the US, Canada, and Australia on their class action rules, which enables useful comparisons to be made on points both of principle and practice. Written by a leading expert in the field, the book provides a uniquely detailed analysis of multi-party actions and their management.

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This is the first practitioner's work to deal in detail with the new rule (19.III) on Group Litigation Orders under the Civil Procedure Rules. Due to come into effect in mid-2000, it introduces for the first time specific provisions dealing with the procedural aspects of managing multi-partyactions. The book provides exhaustive analysi...

Christopher Hodges is recognised as one of the leading experts in Europe on product liability law and multi-party actions. He is Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association's Section on Business Law's Committee on Business Consumer Affairs (which covers product liability) and Chair of the Working Party on Product Liability of the ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.69 × 6.61 × 1.34 inPublished:November 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019829896X

ISBN - 13:9780198298960

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PART I: INTRODUCTORY1. The Phenomenon of Multi-Party Actions in England and WalesPART II: MANAGING GROUP LITIGATION2. Basic Principles and Issues3. Initiation4. Investigating, Commencing and Pleading Claims5. Initial Management of the Group6. Advertising7. Further Management Issues8. Costs9. Other Procedural MechanismsPART III: FUNDING MULTI-PARTY ACTIONS10. Legal Expenses Insurance11. Conditional Fee Arrangements12. Public FundingPART IV: MULTI-PARTY RULES IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS13. Laurel J Harbour, Shook, Hardy and Bacon LLP, London: Class Actions: An American Perspective14. Jay Prestage and Gordon McKee, Blake, Cassels and Graydon, Toronto: Class Actions in the Common Law Provinces of Canada15. Jocelyn Kellam and S Stuart Clark, Clayton Utz, Sydney: Multi-Party Actions in AustraliaPART V: CASE STUDIES16. Introduction to Case Studies17. Simon Pearl, Davies Arnold Cooper, London: Pertussis Vaccine Litigation18. Anne Ware, Davies Arnold Cooper: The Opren Litigation19. Simon Pearl, Davies Arnold Cooper, London: HIV Haemophilia Litigation20. Christopher Hodges, CMS Cameron McKenna, London: Gravigard IUD21. John Kelleher, Theodore Goddard, London: Myodil Litigation22. Gary Hickinbottom, CMS Cameron McKenna, London: The Benzodiazepine Litigation23. Gary Wakinshaw, Kwelm Management, London: Lloyd's Litigation24. Aidan Thomson, Freshfields, London: Reay v BNFL; Hope v BNFL25. Aidan Thomson, Freshfields, London: Manufacturing Operations: Mixed Claims: B and Ors v X Co; D and Ors v X Co26. John Evans, Ashurst Morris Crisp, London: Docklands Nuisance Class Actions27. Christopher Vigrass and Eleanor Boddington, Ashurst Morris Crisp, London: The Lockton Litigation28. David Body, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Sheffield: The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (Human Growth Hormone) Litigation29. Andrew Tucker, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Sheffield: British Coal: Vibration White Finger30. Andrew Tucker, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Sheffield: British Coal: Respiratory Disease Litigation31. Arundel McDougall, Rowe and Maw, London: Norplant32. Miles Alexander, Simmons and Simmons, London and Mark Elvy, Ashurst Morris Crisp, London: Tobacco Litigation: 1992-1999APPENDICESA CPR Rule 19.III and Practice DirectionB Practice Direction - Group LitigationC CPA Rule 19.IID Practice DirectionE CPR Rule 48.A and Extract from Practice Direction: Parts 43-48F Directive on InjunctionsG Specimen initial group litigation (GLO) directionsH Legal Services Commission's Multi-Party Action DocumentsI Solicitors firms which are members of the Multi-Party Action Panel

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`Chris Hodges' book is a mine of relevant information ... It is a valuable guide for any lawyer who needs to know how multi-party actions are run in the United Kingdom.'For The Defense (DRI Newsletter)