The 2022 Bill to Amend the Japanese Quasi Class Action System
On March 1, 2022, the Japanese Consumers Affairs Agency submitted a bill for deliberation which would amend the Japanese Act on Special Measures Concerning Civil Court Proceedings for the Collective Redress for Property Damage Incurred by Consumers, Law No. 96 of 2013 (the “Collective Redress Act”). This newsletter will explain the important items proposed in the bill. In addition to amending the Collective Redress Act, the bill proposes to amend the Consumer Contract Act, Law No. 61 of 2000. However, this newsletter does not address the items in the bill that relate to the Consumer Contract Act, due to space limitations. 2. Background Japan does not have a U.S.-style class action system. However, the Collective Redress Act was enacted, and...To read the full article, please see the PDF file
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