Just published: van Boom and Wagner (eds), Mass Torts in Europe – Cases and Reflections

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the legal aspects of mass torts in Europe. Both academics, legislatures, courts and policymakers throughout the whole of Europe have been struggling with the challenges that such ‘massification’ of private law relationships poses both in and outside of tort law. The subject moves between the law of civil procedure, substantive tort law, access to justice debates and regulatory frameworks for mass disputes. This volume offers both a caleidoscopic review of real-life key cases of mass tort and an in-depth reflection on the broader implications of mass tort in Europe. Thus, the challenges posed by mass torts are explored, mapped and analysed.

Willem H van Boom: Mass Torts: Debates and Pathways
Nadia Coggiola and Michele Graziadei: The Italian ‘Eternit Trial’: Litigating Massive Asbestos Damage in a Criminal Court
Melissa R Ferrari: Silicone Breast Implants: Mass Tort and Massive Damage in Europe
Claudio Perrella: The 'Costa Concordia' Case
Otto Ernst Krasney: Ombudsman for the Victims of the Rail Accident at Eschede on 3 June 1998
Hermes Marangos: International Environmental Mass Litigation in the UK
Philip Tansley: South African Silicosis Litigation in London. A Case Study
Francesca Rolla and Filippo Chiaves: Bank Charges
Andreas W Tilp and Thomas A Roth: The German Capital Market Model Proceedings Act as Illustrated by the Example of the Frankfurt 'Deutsche Telekom' Claims
Jenny Boldon: The Madoff Ponzi Scheme
Harald Koch: Mass Damage in Europe: Aggregation of Claims, Effective Enforcement and Adequate Representation
Bernhard A Koch: Multiple Tortfeasors in Mass Tort Cases
Astrid Stadler: Mass Damages in Europe – Allocation of Jurisdiction – Cross-Border Multidistrict Litigation
Christopher Hodges: Delivering Redress through Alternative Dispute Resolution and Regulation
Moritz Brinkmann: Mass Tort Related Insolvency Proceedings: Choice of Jurisdiction, Treatment and Discharge of Tort Claims
Gerhard Wagner: Mass Tort Resolution: Competition Between Jurisdictions and Mechanisms

WH van Boom/Gerhard Wagner (eds)
Mass Torts in Europe – Cases and Reflections
(Tort and Insurance Law, vol 34)
Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2014
XIV, 311 p. ISBN: 978-3-11-034946-7

First posted 2014-10-13 13:44:20

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