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The Garrulous Gavel

Oct 26, 2021

In this episode, you’ll meet Jason Rathod.  Jason is a practicing attorney, but he also likes to write lengthy law review articles.  He’s written about how the United States uses foreign aid to impose our legal system on other countries, something we call “Rule of Law” aid.  Jason argues that “Rule of Law” aid actually only exports half of our legal system:  the part that is pro-business and pro-capitalism.  What is missing are legal protections for consumers and employees, and in particular mechanisms, like class actions, that Jason calls aggregate litigation. In this interview, you’ll find out why he advocates for other countries to adopt aggregate litigation rules.  You’ll also hear Jason’s very entertaining story about his unique destination wedding, which included him dancing on top of a horse-drawn carriage as part of a traditional Indian wedding processional through the streets of Cartagena, Columbia!


Migliaccio & Rathod LLP website.

Jason Rathod on Twitter: @JasonRathod

Jason’s article titled Emerging Markets, Vanishing Accountability: How Populations in Poor Countries Can Use Aggregate Litigation to Vindicate Their Rights


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