In this compendium on class actions, Editor Marcy Hogan Greer has assembled excellent work by multiple authors on the nuts and bolts of class action practice. This how-to manual on class actions contains articles written by leading class action practitioners and is a one-stop resource for guidance on the biggest challenges associated with class action practice. The two-volume set addresses the anatomy of a class action and delves into the common problems an attorney will face in a class action. This second edition of a best-seller draws from the multiple authors’ wealth of experience and research gleaned from many years of practice in a unique area of litigation.
A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions, Second Edition, is exactly what it purports to be: an all-encompassing guide for an attorney with a class action practice. From ethical issues on communicating with the class to meeting the requirements of class definition and class certification, this treatise provides a common sense and practical approach to issues associated with defining a class. Further, the guide discusses and explains the actual trial of the class action and how counsel can settle a class while still dealing with attorney fee awards and incentive payments to class members.
The treatise examines a multitude of issues unique to class actions, such as the Class Action Fairness Act, standing to object to the class, and how one pursues a Daubert challenge in class certification. While a substantial portion of the treatise deals with general questions related to class actions, the practitioner also can use this guide for specific questions for medical monitoring classes, anti-trust classes, life insurance and annuity actions, and even securities class actions. A practitioner is also provided a tool kit/checklist to assist in going forward with the notice needed to initiate a class action.
Finally, the guide provides an overview of the law in each of the 50 states regarding the various nuances for pursuing a class action in each jurisdiction. A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions, Second Edition, is a valuable resource for both the attorney new to class action litigation and the lawyer who has practiced in this field for many years. This straightforward and logically assembled guide is a must for the class action practitioner.
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