Law & Regulation

Public class action fund needed: Law Com

Victoria Young
Mon, 27 Jun 2022

Public class action fund needed: Law Com
Law Commission president Amokura Kawharu said a new statute is needed. (Image: Maramatanga)
Victoria Young
Mon, 27 Jun 2022
The Law Commission has suggested a public class action fund as part of reforms into how class actions are run and funded in New Zealand.In its final report on class actions and litigation funding, the commission also recommended a new Class Actions Act to govern what has been a haphazard regime of rules on how class actions work.The government will now consider the report.The commission first launched an issues paper on the topic in December 2020.Court approvalAlong with a new act, the commission recommended more oversight for class actions on...

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