Class Action Playbook
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Class Action Playbook is a unique and strategic how to guide for practitioners seeking to bring or defend a class action. Every important issue is addressed, including the initial shape of the proposed action, choice of forum, case-management schedules, pre-certification discovery and motions activity, briefing and argument of the class-certification motion, class notice, preparation for trial, class settlements, and the binding effects of class action judgments. Experienced practitioners Brian Anderson and Andrew Trask analyze what decisions the plaintiff and defendant must make at each stage of a proposed class action, and the considerations that might drive different strategies at each stage. The authors explain the importance of every issue, the choices available to each side, and the factors each side should consider in choosing the best path to follow. This Second Edition covers six relevant cases from the historic 2010 and 2011 Supreme Court terms; official commentary on class actions with citations to the new American Law Institute's statement of the Principles of Aggregated Litigation, and where it upholds plaintiffs' or defendants' arguments; a discussion on emerging class action litigation tactics, including the use of arbitration clauses and the use of motions to strike class allegations; new appellate-court trends in class-action law, including developments in adequacy of representation, superiority, and use of experts at class certification. - The first edition of The Class Action Playbook was cited by Judge Posner in Thorogood v. Sears, Roebuck and Company, 624 F.3d 842 (7th Cir. 2010). - Valuable guide for both experienced practitioners and attorneys in need of a refresher on class actions - A strategic step-by-step resource for all aspects of a class action - Written by two practitioner experts with a wealth of experience representing companies in class actions.
The 2023 edition ISBN is 9781663340412.
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Table of contents
CHAPTER 1 What Class Actions Are and Why They Exist
CHAPTER 2 Class Certification Requirements
CHAPTER 3 Constructing a Class Action Lawsuit
CHAPTER 4 Pre-Certification Steps
CHAPTER 5 The Class Certification Motion
CHAPTER 6 Post-Certification Steps
CHAPTER 7 Trial Preparation
CHAPTER 8 Settling Class Actions
CHAPTER 9 Class Action Judgments
CHAPTER 10 International Class Action Practice
Table of Cases