American Pipe Tolling, Statutes of Repose, and Protective Filings: An Empirical Study
13 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2017 Last revised: 1 Jul 2017
Date Written: March 2017
This paper offers a conceptual and empirical analysis of a key issue that overhangs CalPERS v. ANZ Securities, soon to be decided by the Supreme Court. In particular, the paper offers an empirical estimate of the plausible quantity of wasteful protective filings that putative class members might make if the Court were to hold that American Pipe tolling does not apply to statutes of repose in the federal securities laws.
Keywords: American Pipe, tolling rules, civil procedure, Rule 23, empirical legal studies
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