October 31, 2018 Articles

Defending Competing and Repetitive Class Actions

Race to judgment, first-to-file rule, venue transfer, consolidation, and anti-suit injunctions.

By John E. Goodman

Multiple actions involving the same subject matter and the same defendant are a common feature of the U.S. class action landscape. This article examines the variety of challenges and options for the defendant and defense counsel in addressing competing class actions. While each repetitive litigation situation stands on its own facts, being aware of the available options is a key to the formulation of a successful defense strategy.

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