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2005 ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation, August 4-7, 2005: The Class Action Fairness Act: Reform or Revolution? 1 LITIGATING IN THE NEW CLASS ACTION WORLD: A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO THE CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT’S LEGISLATIVE HISTORY John Beisner O’Melveny & Myers LLP Washington, DC Jessica Davidson Miller O’Melveny & Myers LLP Washington, DC INTRODUCTION At base, the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”),1 signed into law by President Bush on February 18, 2005, has a simple goal: to allow...

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