Research Paper #6: Class Action Remedies: Cy-près; ‘An Imperfect Solution to an Impossible Problem’

47 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2021

Date Written: November 19, 2020

Abstract

In this paper, we revisit the recommendation of the Victorian Law Reform Commission in 2008 that the courts be given an express power to grant cy-près remedies. We discuss the use of cy-près remedies in class actions in the United States of America and Canada is reviewed and the existing practice of granting cy-près distributions in limited circumstances. It is suggested that the courts should have an express statutory power to grant cy-près remedies.

Keywords: cy-près, class actions

Suggested Citation

Cashman, Peter Kenneth and Simpson, Amelia, Research Paper #6: Class Action Remedies: Cy-près; ‘An Imperfect Solution to an Impossible Problem’ (November 19, 2020). UNSW Law Research Paper No. 20-67, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3765085 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3765085

Peter Kenneth Cashman (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

Amelia Simpson

Independent ( email )

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