Issue Preclusion Effect of Class Certification Orders

48 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2011 Last revised: 17 May 2012

Antonio Gidi

Syracuse University College of Law

Date Written: October 12, 2011

Abstract

This paper addresses the peculiarities of issue preclusion in class action litigation, particularly after the approval of the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation in 2010 and the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Smith v. Bayer Corp. in the summer of 2011. After discussing the reasons why orders that deny class certification cannot have issue-preclusive effect, this paper analyses proposals to address the problem.

Keywords: class actions, issue preclusion, class certification

Suggested Citation

Gidi, Antonio, Issue Preclusion Effect of Class Certification Orders (October 12, 2011). Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 63, p. 1023, May 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1942774 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1942774

Antonio Gidi (Contact Author)

Syracuse University College of Law ( email )

Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.gidi.com.br

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