Federal Class Action Deskbook

ebook 2017 Edition

By Howard S. Suskin

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Here, in one compact volume, is Jenner & Block's valuable guide and source of answers to all sorts of procedural questions for practitioners litigating class actions in federal courts. The publication has six units covering such essential topics as:

  • Jurisdiction—Including coverage of original and removal jurisdiction under CAFA, and a full discussion of how and when remands to state court may be obtained;
  • Pleading—Considering how the new federal pleading standards set out in Twombly and Iqbal are likely to affect class actions;
  • Certification—With full coverage of the Supreme Court rulings in Wal-Mart v. Dukes and Smith v. Bayer Corp.;
  • Notice to Class Members—Reproducing and analyzing the Federal Judicial Council exemplars of what is and is not proper for class notices;
  • Appointment of Class Counsel and Payment of Fee—Considering proper strategies for seeking appointment as class counsel, interim class counsel, and how and when class and counsel for other class members may seek compensation for their services; and
  • Settlement of Class Actions—With full coverage of all of the duties and procedural requirements imposed by Rule 23 and CAFA.

    Each unit contains detailed and up-to-date analysis of the issues, checklists for undertaking or opposing the matters discussed, and relevant forms to assist in the drafting of court filings.

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