A class apart? Ireland’s back-door class actions

A class apart? Ireland’s back-door class actions

Irish law has no statutory provision for class actions - cases taken by groups of people who feel aggrieved and club together to seek redress. But there are a number of ways around the rules

‘Thank you for suing us’ was Taco Bell’s stroke of advertising genius when an Alabama law firm filed a class suit against the fast food chain, claiming its beef contained too much filler. A full-page advertisement rebutting the claims was placed in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and other papers. The case was dropped. In Ireland, it would never have reached the starting line.

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