multi-national class actions

One of the strongest justifications for class actions is that they address large social wrongs that would otherwise go unremedied. But can there be a wrong that is simply too large for a class action to handle it properly? Something truly huge, like apartheid or genocide.

Some plaintiffs’ lawyers, like Hausfeld LLP, say no.

University of Pittsburgh Law Professor Rhonda Wasserman has posted a working paper to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) with the weighty title “Transnational Class Actions and Interjurisdictional Preclusion.”  While it spends a great deal of time reviewing the current state of the literature on preclusion in class actions and class-action regimes in other countries