Brief of Complex Litigation Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents: Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, No. 15-147

33 Pages Posted: 26 May 2016 Last revised: 1 Jul 2016

Howard M. Wasserman

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Sergio J. Campos

University of Miami - School of Law

Robin Effron

Brooklyn Law School

Suzette M. Malveaux

Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law

Alan B. Morrison

George Washington University - Law School

David Rosenberg

Harvard Law School

Stephen I. Vladeck

University of Texas School of Law

Adam S. Zimmerman

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Date Written: June 2016

Abstract

This brief addresses the relationship of the class action to the law of Article III justiciability to inform the question presented in Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, No. 15-147. The brief discusses the function of the class action and shows that the existing law of Article III justiciability takes that function into account in determining whether a party can appeal the denial of class certification.

Keywords: class action, Article III, Roper, Geraghty, function

JEL Classification: K41

Suggested Citation

Wasserman, Howard M. and Campos, Sergio J. and Effron, Robin and Malveaux, Suzette M. and Morrison, Alan B. and Rosenberg, David and Vladeck, Stephen I. and Zimmerman, Adam S., Brief of Complex Litigation Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents: Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, No. 15-147 (June 2016). Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-12; University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-27. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2784319 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2784319

Howard M. Wasserman (Contact Author)

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law ( email )

University Park, DB 2065
Miami, FL 33199
United States
305-348-7482 (Phone)

Sergio J. Campos

University of Miami - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

Robin Effron

Brooklyn Law School ( email )

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Suzette M. Malveaux

Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law ( email )

3600 John McCormack Rd., NE
Washington, DC 20064
United States

Alan B. Morrison

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Michael Rosenberg

Harvard Law School ( email )

1575 Massachusetts
Hauser 406
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
617-496-4558 (Phone)
617-495-1110 (Fax)

Stephen I. Vladeck

University of Texas School of Law ( email )

727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
United States
5124759198 (Phone)

Adam S. Zimmerman

Loyola Law School Los Angeles ( email )

919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
United States

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