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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: March 2020

7 - Government as Class Member

from Part II - As a Participant in the Match


This chapter explores the conundrum of what happens where government departments, employees and officials, and court officials, may be swept up within a class. Some legislatures in the Comparator Jurisdictions have sought to preclude this (potentially awkward) scenario by insisting that this type of governmental entity or individual must opt in to the class action. Others have not imposed that requirement, which has led to some interesting case law.