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The class action as sheriff: private law enforcement and remedial roulette

Spender, Peta


In a recent conference paper,1 Jeff Berryman expressed dismay about the “piecemeal” undermining of the compensation principle. The compensation principle requires that the plaintiff should as nearly as possible get the sum of money that will place him in the same position as if he had not suffered a wrong.2 Berryman argues that the principle has occupied a central position in modern private law “as a justification for who (victim) is allowed to commence an action in court, and for what...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter


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