Guide to Class Actions Resources at the ABA

Membership and Networking Opportunities

Section of Litigation: Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee

The committee consists of practitioners, corporate counsel, and academicians interested in class actions and stockholder derivative suits. Its leadership of top practitioners works to keep members abreast of issues in the class actions area.

 

Publications

The Law of Class Action: Fifty State Survey 2019 (Book)

To understand the differences in each state’s laws, the book contains an up-to-date analysis of class action law in each of the fifty states. It is a valuable tool for both in-house and outside counsels who confront the prospect of litigating class actions in state forums with which they may have little or no experience and must make informed recommendations on removal. Succinct summaries are prepared by litigators from each of the respective states and address changes in rules and statutes as well as significant case law.

The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy (Book)

The book looks at CAFAs provisions, with in-depth analysis of statutory language, descriptions of key judicial interpretations, and specific suggested strategies, providing both plaintiff and defense counsel with a clearer picture of the statute, its case law, and helpful strategies, so attorneys can make better-informed decisions for their clients. 

A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions (Book)

Complete with a state-by-state analysis of the ways in which the class action rules differ from the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, this comprehensive guide provides practitioners with an understanding of the intricacies of a class action lawsuit.

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