"The Future of Class Actions and Collective Redress in Israel"
the first decade since the enactment of the Class Action Law in Israel, plaintiff
and defendant lawyers, as well as district court judges, had to address numerous
challenges presented by class action litigation. Moving into the second decade,
these key actors will have to continue using their innovativeness and legal
skills to decide various issues that will affect both the number and the mix of
In my lecture I will address several issues that will
bear on the future development of class actions in Israel. These include the
courts' inclination to actively regulate and supervise collective remedies,
especially in class action settlements; their approach to regulatory class
actions, and especially to voluntary dismissals of such actions; the standardization of class representative
and attorney fees; the participation of non-profit organizations in initiating
and litigating class actions; the involvement of regulators in class action litigation; and
the preemptive measures that will be taken by prospective defendants to
minimize their exposure to class action litigation and liability.
The Future of Class Actions and Collective Redress in Israel