Climate Change Poised To Launch Flood Of Class Action Suits

Law360, London (October 13, 2020, 2:43 PM BST) -- A perfect storm could be brewing in U.K. and European courts over law firms using group claims to fight climate change, as key cases make their way through the emerging collective action route, class action experts say.

The case against Volkswagen that London's High Court began hearing in December is an example of the boom in environmental class actions. (iStock) The increasing popularity of group claims in England and Wales and the High Court's decision to hear the high-profile claim against Volkswagen could help create a surge in environmental class actions in 2020 and beyond. And an impending swathe of regulations...

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