D. Theodore Rave

University of Houston Law Center

George A. Butler Research Professor & Associate Professor of Law

4604 Calhoun Road

Houston, TX 77204-6060

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

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The BP Oil Spill Settlement and the Paradox of Public Litigation

74 Louisiana Law Review 397 (2014), NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-20
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2014
Samuel Issacharoff and D. Theodore Rave
New York University School of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 453 (71,435)

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Politicians as Fiduciaries

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 126, p. 671, 2013
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 13 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2013
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 437 (74,598)

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redistricting, election law, gerrymandering, fiduciary duties, law of democracy, self-dealing

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Aggregation on Defendants' Terms: Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Federalization of Mass Tort Litigation

59 Boston College Law Review 1251 (2018), UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper, U of Houston Law Center
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 05 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 06 May 2018
Andrew Bradt and D. Theodore Rave
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 332 (102,437)

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MDL, Multidistrict Litigation, Class Action, Aggregate Litigation, Complex Litigation, Personal Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, CAFA, Federalism, Mass Tort, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation

California Law Review, Forthcoming, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2828461, U of Houston Law Center No. 2016-A-15
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 28 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2017
Andrew Bradt and D. Theodore Rave
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 314 (109,000)

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multidistrict litigation, MDL, aggregate settlement, class action, mass torts, information forcing, intermediary, aggregate litigation, quasi class action

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Governing the Anticommons in Aggregate Litigation

66 Vanderbilt Law Review 1183 (2013), NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-42, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-30
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 03 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2013
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 219 (157,236)
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anticommons, aggregate litigation, mass litigation, aggregate settlement, aggregate settlement rule, ALI Principles, peace premium, non-class, mass torts, class action, collective action clause, Vioxx

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Settlement, ADR, and Class Action Superiority

Journal of Tort Law, 2014, Vol. 5 p. 91, U of Houston Law Center
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 01 May 2014
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 180 (188,369)

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class action, settlement, alternative dispute resolution, ADR, Aqua Dots, GCCF, superiority, arbitration, complex litigation, class arbitration, Concepcion, Italian Colors, voluntary refund

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When Peace Is Not the Goal of a Class Action Settlement

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 50, 2016, Forthcoming, U of Houston Law Center No. 2015-A-7
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 27 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 25 May 2016
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 141 (231,209)

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class action, settlement, arbitration, class action waiver, FCRA, aggregate litigation, peace premium

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U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief of Civil Procedure Professors in Support of Respondents, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. California, No. 16-466

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-09, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-27
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2017
Fordham University School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Northwestern University - Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Cornell Law School and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 137 (236,632)

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Personal Jurisdiction, Specific Jurisdiction, Complex Civil Litigation, MDL, Multidistrict Litigation, Due Process, Product Liability

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Questioning the Efficiency of Summary Judgment

New York University Law Review, Vol. 81, pp. 875-910, 2006
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Mar 2012
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 132 (243,705)

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summary judgment, federal rules of civil procedure, rule 56, efficiency, celotex

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Fiduciary Voters?

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 66, No. 2, 2016, U of Houston Law Center No. 2016-A-28
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2016
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 115 (270,048)

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fiduciary, loyalty, duty, direct democracy, voting, voter, election law, tyranny of the majority, representative

11.

Closure Provisions in MDL Settlements

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 5, 2017, U of Houston Law Center
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Apr 2017
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 109 (280,398)

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Multidistrict Litigation, MDL, Settlement, Aggregate Litigation, Class Actions, Mass Torts, Aggregate Settlement

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It’s Good to Have the ‘Haves’ on Your Side: A Defense of Repeat Players in Multidistrict Litigation

108 Georgetown Law Journal 73 (2019), U of Houston Law Center No. 2019-A-9
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2019
Andrew Bradt and D. Theodore Rave
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 103 (291,638)

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multidistrict litigation, MDL, repeat players, aggregate litigation, class actions, mass torts, cartel,

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MDL in the States

115 Northwestern University Law Review __ (2021 Forthcoming), U of Houston Law Center No. 2020-A-12, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 20-15
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 19 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Zachary D. Clopton and D. Theodore Rave
Downloads 83 (334,579)

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MDL, multidistrict litigation, mass torts, complex litigation, mass litigation, civil procedure, state procedure, state courts, elected judges, case assignment

14.

Institutional Competence in Fiduciary Government

Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law (Andrew S. Gold & D. Gordon Smith, eds. Forthcoming), U of Houston Law Center No. 2017-A-13
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 May 2017 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2018
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 78 (347,010)

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fiduciary government, public fiduciary law, fiduciary, gerrymandering, redistricting, duty of loyalty, institutional competence, election law

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Two Problems of Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Government (Evan J. Criddle, Evan Fox-Decent, Andrew S. Gold, Sung Hui Kim, & Paul B. Miller eds., Cambridge University Press, 2018 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Jun 2018
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 70 (368,684)

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collective action, principal-agent problem, tyranny of the majority, agency costs, governance, political process, voting, minority oppression, opportunism, public fiduciary, politicians as fiduciaries, fiduciary government

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U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief of Civil Procedure Professors in Support of Respondents, Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, Nos. 19-368 & 19-369

U of Houston Law Center No. 2020-A-11, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 20-14, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3570710
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2020
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Northwestern University - Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Cornell Law School, University of Houston Law Center and Fordham University School of Law
Downloads 60 (399,232)

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personal jurisdiction, due process, civil procedure, products liability

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Conversation, Representation, and Allocation: Justice Breyer's Active Liberty

New York University Law Review, Vol. 81, pp. 1505-1517, 2006
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Mar 2012
D. Theodore Rave and Michael A. Livermore
University of Houston Law Center and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 49 (438,011)

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Clifford Symposium: Opioid Cases and State MDLs

DePaul Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Oct 2020
Zachary D. Clopton and D. Theodore Rave
Downloads 32 (512,238)

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opioid, MDL, multidistrict litigation, mass torts, civil procedure, opiate, judicial administration, institutional design, courts, attorney general, municipalities

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U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief of Professor D. Theodore Rave in Support of Appellees, Gill v. Whitford, No. 16-1161

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 Sep 2017
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 29 (528,060)

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gerrymandering, redistricting, districting, election law, fiduciary, public fiduciary, fiduciary government, corporate law, safe harbor, Gill v. Whitford, political question, justiciability

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U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief of Professor D. Theodore Rave in Support of Appellees, Rucho v. Common Cause, No. 18-422

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Apr 2019
D. Theodore Rave
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 20 (583,320)
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gerrymandering, redistricting, public fiduciary law, political question doctrine

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Texas MDL

24 Lewis & Clark Law Review 367 (2020), U of Houston Law Center No. 2020-A-39, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 20-21
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2020
D. Theodore Rave and Zachary D. Clopton
Downloads 17 (603,131)

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multidistrict litigation, complex litigation, mass torts, civil procedure, state courts, federalism, judicial elections