Class Actions: The Law of 50 States

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Class Actions thoroughly takes you through identifying a class action; determining ex parte class certification; conducting pre-certification discovery; selecting a class representative, and more.

“State and federal court class action practitioners alike will find Class Actions: The Law of 50 States to be an invaluable reference tool.”  —Class Action Reports

Class Actions: The Law of 50 States is an up-to-date step-by-step guide to: identifying a potential class action; determining ex parte class certification; conducting pre-certification discovery; selecting a proper class representative; preparing pleadings and pre-certification motion papers; responding to motions and counterclaims; fulfilling requirements for class certification; delivering timely and proper notice to class members; pursuing the case through discovery and trial, or settling the case and winning the court's approval; and satisfying the rigorous guidelines governing fee awards.

This comprehensive resource analyzes the effect of the Supreme Courts decision in Rent-A-Center v. Jackson in future class action cases. The advantages and disadvantages of noncash settlements and suggestions for avoiding problems with class counsel fees are discussed. Also featured is an explanation of settlement stipulations, aggregation and distribution of settlement coupons and cy pres settlements.

Book #00606; looseleaf, one volume, 961 pages; published in 1988, updated as needed; no additional charge for updates during your subscription. Looseleaf print subscribers receive supplements. The online edition is updated automatically. ISBN: 978-1-58852-045-6

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Division Name Law Journal Press
Volumes 1
Product Types Books
Brand Law Journal Press
Jurisdiction National
ISBN 978-1-58852-045-6
Page Count 961
Edition 0
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Thomas A. Dickerson
Judge Dickerson is an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department of the New York State Supreme Court, and the author of over 280 legal articles in the areas of consumer law, tax certiorari, travel law and class actions. He is the author of both Class Actions: The Law of 50 States and Travel Law published by Law Journal Press.
Background to Class Action Litigation

§ 1.01 The Nature and Purpose of the Class Action
[1] The Basic Elements of a Class Action
[2] Purpose
§ 1.02 Historical Origins
[1] The English Courts of Equity
[2] United States Federal Courts
[3] State Courts
§ 1.03 Recognizing and Analyzing Potential Class Action Litigation
§ 1.04 Rules

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