The New Class Action Landscape: Trends and Developments in Class Certification and Related Topics

180 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2012 Last revised: 1 Dec 2012

John C. Coffee Jr.

Columbia Law School; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Alexandra D. Lahav

University of Connecticut - School of Law

Date Written: November 28, 2012

Abstract

In this memorandum, Professors Coffee and Lahav describe and assess the highlights of class certification rulings from 2005 to 2012, and track trends in approaches to certification.

Keywords: class actions, class certification

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Coffee, John C. and Lahav, Alexandra D., The New Class Action Landscape: Trends and Developments in Class Certification and Related Topics (November 28, 2012). Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 435. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2182035

John C. Coffee Jr. (Contact Author)

Columbia Law School ( email )

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European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

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American Academy of Arts & Sciences

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Alexandra D. Lahav

University of Connecticut - School of Law ( email )

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Hartford, CT 06105
United States

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