November 01, 2016

Class Action Rule Reform

John M. Barkett

Environmental/toxic tort lawyers involved in class actions, listen up! In April 2016, the federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee recommended for publication and receipt of public comment five changes to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Standing Committee on Rules and Practice approved the recommendation in June 2016. I discuss the proposed amendments along with two topics that the advisory committee decided to defer for consideration until further development of the case law.

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