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Class Actions: The Law of 50 States

By Thomas A. Dickerson
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Class Actions: The Law of 50 States is an up-to-date step-by-step guide to: identifying a potential class action; determining ex parte class certification; conducting pre-certification discovery; selecting a proper class representative; preparing pleadings and pre-certification motion papers; responding to motions and counterclaims; fulfilling requirements for class certification; delivering timely and proper notice to class members; pursuing the case through discovery and trial, or settling the case and winning the court's approval; and satisfying the rigorous guidelines governing fee awards.

This comprehensive resource analyzes advantages and disadvantages of noncash settlements and provides suggestions for avoiding problems with class counsel fees. Also featured is an explanation of settlement stipulations, aggregation and distribution of settlement coupons and cy pres settlements.

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Table of Contents



CHAPTER 1

Background to Class Action Litigation

CHAPTER 2

Selecting a Proper Class Representative

CHAPTER 3

The Complaint

CHAPTER 4

Pre-Class Certification Litigation Practice

CHAPTER 5

Procedural Aspects of the Motion for Class Certification

CHAPTER 6

Requirements for Class Action Certification

CHAPTER 7

Notice of the Action to Class Members

CHAPTER 8

Settlements

CHAPTER 9

Costs and Attorneys’ Fees

CHAPTER 10

Costs and Attorneys’ Fees

Appendices

Index