33 Pages Posted: 26 May 2016 Last revised: 1 Jul 2016
Date Written: June 2016
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: 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