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A COMPARISON OF THE CLASS ACTION FOR DAMAGES IN THE AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO THE BRAZILIAN CLASS ACTION: THE REQUIREMENTS OF ADMISSIBILITY

https://doi.org/10.21684/2412-2343-2015-2-1-56-58

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Abstract

After describing the class action for damages in the American judicial system, with the requisites of ‘prevalence’ and ‘superiority,’ the study passes to the examiner of the requirements of the admissibility of the Brazilian class action for damages, concluding on the existence of the same requisites, even in a civil law system.

About the Author

A. P. Grinover
University of São Paulo, São Paulo
Brazil

Ada Pellegrini Grinover (São Paulo, Brazil) – Professor at the university of São Paulo, Honorary President of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual (IBDP)), Doctor honoris causa in Milan university (Italy)

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Grinover A.P. A COMPARISON OF THE CLASS ACTION FOR DAMAGES IN THE AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO THE BRAZILIAN CLASS ACTION: THE REQUIREMENTS OF ADMISSIBILITY. BRICS Law Journal. 2015;2(1):33-49. https://doi.org/10.21684/2412-2343-2015-2-1-56-58

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