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August 15, 2014

ILR Reports Warn of Litigation Surge in Latin America

Latin American countries are systematically changing their civil justice systems in a manner that threatens a wave of civil litigation, bringing negative economic and social consequences, according to two new ILR reports published last week.

PanAm Post today reported on the new research, Following Each Other’s Lead: Law Reform in Latin America and Class Action Evolution: Improving the Litigation Climate in Brazil, which examine new and proposed changes to civil justice systems in countries across the continent that would make it easier to file lawsuits with questionable merit, create financial incentives to bring mass litigation, and unbalance civil justice systems, tipping the scales between plaintiffs and defendants.

“These reports can serve as warning signs to the governments and people of Latin America,” said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard.

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