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CLASS ACTIONS IN CIVIL PROCEDURE: ENFORCEMENT ISSUES

V.V. YARKOV,
Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor,
Head of the Department of Civil Procedure, Ural State Law University,
Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation

The issues of legal regulation and the first experience of law enforcement of class actions
on the example of chapter 22.3 of the Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation are
considered. Despite the generally unified legal regulation of class proceedings in arbitration
and civil proceedings, in the practice of courts of general jurisdiction there are specific
issues that need to be addressed. In article value of unity of all conditions of qualification
of the declared requirements as the class action is underlined, and also consequences of
non-compliance of conditions of certification are revealed. Attention has been drawn
to the necessity of application of the general rules of action proceedings along with the
special rules of chapter 22.3 of the Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation in
consideration of class actions. Also within the framework of this study the author concludes
that each new legal institute raises a number of controversial issues in the process of law
enforcement. And that is why it is very important to refer to the general provisions of the
Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, developed under the guidance of Professor
M.K. Treushnikov, which allow to find the best solution for this or that problem of legal
regulation and law enforcement.

Keywords: class action; court of general jurisdiction; certification; uniformity of claims;
jurisdiction; competence.

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Information about the author

V.V. Yarkov (Yekaterinburg, Russia) – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Head
of the Department of Civil Procedure, Ural State Law University, Honored Scientist of
the Russian Federation (21 Komsomolskaia St., Yekaterinburg, 620066, Russia; e-mail:
yarkov59@mail.ru).

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[Class Actions in Civil Procedure: Enforcement Issues]. Vestnik grazhdanskogo protsessa
– Herald of Civil Procedure, 2021, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 86–106. (In Russ.) https://doi.
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