Reflections on the Future of Class Actions
Robert H. Klonoff
Lewis & Clark Law School
June 14, 2012
Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Forthcoming
Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-16
This Essay, a condensed version of a longer piece that is forthcoming in the Washington University Law Review, argues that in recent years courts have cut back sharply on the ability to bring class action lawsuits. The Essay surveys ten disturbing trends, each of which makes it increasingly difficult for class representatives and counsel to obtain class certification.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: class actions, aggregate litigation, Wal-Mart, Dukes, Concepcion, civil procedure, Rule 23, hydrogen peroxide
Date posted: June 16, 2012 ; Last revised: December 11, 2012
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