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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 Court's 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 LJP
Volumes 1
Product Types Books
Brand LJP
Jurisdiction National
ISBN 978-1-58852-045-6
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Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. is a Chambers-recognized class action defense litigator, an eight-time Law 360 Employment Law MVP (no lawyer in the USA has been selected more than three times), a nine-time recipient of BTI Consulting Group's distinguished Client Service All-Star, and a 2021 Legal 500 Hall of Fame inductee. Mr. Maatman is a Partner at Duane Morris LLP, where he chairs the firm's Class Action Defense Group. The author of seven books on employment law, he has written and lectured widely on all aspects of class action law and labor and employment law in North America, Europe, and Asia. Among his various cases, Mr. Maatman successfully defended the largest EEOC pattern or practice lawsuit ever prosecuted in the history of the Commission, the largest age discrimination collective action ever brought in Illinois, the largest wage & hour class actions ever prosecuted in Florida and New York, and the first sexual harassment class action brought by a State Attorney General in the United States. Mr. Maatman is also the author of the Duane Morris Class Action Review, a one-of-a-kind compendium on class actions in the United States. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University (1978) and the Northwestern University School of Law (1981), where he has served as an adjunct professor in trial advocacy for 33 years. Mr. Maatman is based out of Duane Morris’ Chicago and New York offices, and handles the defense of class actions throughout the United States.

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