Classaction.gov

32 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2020 Last revised: 8 Mar 2020

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Amanda M. Rose

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: February 10, 2020

Abstract

This Essay proposes the creation of a federally-run class action website and supporting administration (collectively, Classaction.gov) that would both operate a comprehensive research database on class actions and assume many of the notice and claims processing functions performed by class action claims administrators today. Classaction.gov would bring long-demanded transparency to class actions and, through forces of legitimization and coordination, would substantially increase the rate of consumer participation in class action settlements. It also holds the key to mitigating other problems in class action practice, such as the inefficiencies and potential abuses associated with multi-forum litigation, the limited success of CAFA’s notice requirement in spurring effective pubic oversight of class actions, and the potential for abuse inherent in cy pres settlement awards.

Suggested Citation

Rose, Amanda M., Classaction.gov (February 10, 2020). Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-05, University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3534317 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3534317

Amanda M. Rose (Contact Author)

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

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Nashville, TN 37203-1181
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