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The Class Action Fairness Act: Law & Strategy

The Class Action Fairness Act: Law & Strategy
Product Code: 5310426
About the Editor: Gregory C. Cook
Publication Date: October 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62722-306-5
Page Count: 386
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Topics: Courts, Dispute Resolution, Litigation
Format: Book - 5310426
Other Formats: eBook - 5310426EBK
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About the Book

The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy focuses on practical advice for practitioners who must tackle the sometimes confounding technicalities of the CAFA in the real world. Since many of CAFAs provisions mark major departures from long-standing federal jurisdictional and class action law, this statute is in need for a simple roadmap suitable for all practitioners. CAFA drastically altered removal law, settlement law and appeals procedures and standards, and includes vague jurisdictional provisions, multifactor tests, and complex exceptions. Many of these provisions include potential traps, resulting in potentially dire consequences for clients.

The book looks at CAFAs provisions, with in-depth analysis of statutory language, descriptions of key judicial interpretations, and specific suggested strategies for practitioners. CAFA has created important new strategic considerations for both plaintiffs and defendants. This book will provide 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.

In addition, The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy includes a comprehensive effort to chronicle the legislative history of CAFA. This alone makes the book an essential resource for legal reference libraries.
What Others Have Said

"The book covers nearly every CAFA-related topic conceivable, from the history of CAFA to the provisions expanding federal diversity jurisdiction in class actions and the provisions regulating federal class action settlements. It can be used as a reference guide for the basic requirements of CAFA, but it also provides practical strategy tips for both plaintiffs and defendants in dealing with common and not-so-common CAFA issues. If you don't have it, chances are that your opponent will!"

Paul Karlsgodt

"Nearly nine years after CAFA's enactment, this short but extremely comprehensive handbook finally provides clear and useful guidance to class action practitioners, on either side of the docket. As a one-volume distillation of CAFA jurisprudence, this ready-reference on CAFA should prove invaluable to any class action practitioner."

Professor Linda S. Mullenix
Rita and Morris Atlas Chair in Advocacy
University of Texas School of Law

"Sometimes what's needed is a desktop reference that places at one's fingertips the answers on how to remove a case under CAFA or how to resist that removal. To fill that need, there is The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy. This book, dedicated solely to CAFA, provides a thorough analysis of the statutes provisions and the key judicial decisions interpreting it. In addition, the book offers a number of practical tips for both plaintiffs and defense lawyers. The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy has without a doubt earned a place on our bookshelves. We look forward to the next edition."

Archis Parasharami and Daniel Jones
Mayer Brown's Class Defense Blog
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Table of Contents PDF
About the Author PDF
Chapter 1 PDF

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