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A Cause For Action: An ILR Podcast

EPISODE 21: Summit XXI: Litigation Line of Sight: Class and Mass Action Trends in Europe

On October 19th, 2021, ILR hosted Summit 21: On the Horizon, where we brought together extraordinary panelists to talk about critical issues facing the legal reform community. This episode of Cause for Action is part of a special series of podcast episodes highlighting these panels.


This panel of experts reviewed trends and forecasts in the European litigation environment, particularly in the areas of competition and antitrust, data privacy, climate change, and consumer collective actions.

 

A Cause For Action: An ILR Podcast

Episode 19: Survey Says: European Consumers Want TPLF Safeguards
Third party litigation funding (TPLF) is a multibillion-euro global industry that allows hedge funds and other financiers to invest in lawsuits in exchange for a cut of any settlement or award. The industry operates in the shadows, meaning that no one knows who has invested in a lawsuit. The European Parliament is considering a series of safeguards for the industry to operate in the EU. A new survey conducted by European polling firm WorldThinks found that most European Union consumers want safeguards if third party litigation funding is allowed.This episode of Cause for Action dives into WorldThinks’ recent survey about the burgeoning EU lawsuit finance industry. This episode was hosted by ILR Senior Vice President for International Affairs Scévole de Cazotte and featured Cordelia Hay, an associate partner at WorldThinks. Scevole and Cordelia look at how the survey was conducted and the results.
 

A Cause For Action: An ILR Podcast

EPISODE 12: A deep dive on TPLF in Australia
ILR Senior Vice President for International Affairs Scevole de Cazotte sits down with Stuart Clark, a respected Australian attorney, law professor, part time firefighter, and longtime ILR consultant. The pair gives us a deep dive on third party litigation funding (TPLF) in Australia, from how the land down under became the birthplace of TPLF to what the federal government is trying to do to regulate the industry.
 

A Cause For Action: An ILR Podcast

Episode 10: AI in the EU: Innovation, Liability, and What Comes Next
The European Commission has signaled its intent to create a liability regime “fit for the digital age,” and that includes amending existing liability frameworks and/or creating new liability frameworks for AI. The impact of any such legislation is potentially vast. Any legislative measures will likely affect broad swathes of consumers and industry, including any businesses active in the AI space that sell their products or services to EU customers. So, it’s extremely important for the Commission to strike a balance that protects consumers while promoting—not stifling—innovation.In Cause for Action’s first video podcast, ILR President Harold Kim sits down with Mr. Axel Voss, Member of the European Parliament, Germany, European People’s Party, and Ken Daly, Partner, Sidley Austin law firm, to talk about legal liability and artificial intelligence issues being discussed in the European Union.