July 18, 2012 Articles

Class Actions 101: We All Still Need Class Actions

With class actions in the news and the Supreme Court deciding a couple of pro-employer cases, a new practitioner might wonder if class actions have hit their sell-by date.

By Jocelyn D. Larkin

With class actions in the news and the Supreme Court deciding a couple of pro-employer blockbuster cases last term, a new practitioner might well wonder: Have class actions hit their sell-by date? Has Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23’s half-century procedural experiment run its course? Should our merry band of Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee  members pack up our instruments and head to intellectual property or bankruptcy law? Not quite yet. Let’s pause to remember why this whole thing started in the first place.

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