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Class-Action Foes Have Trifecta Before Supreme Court

December 21, 2010 by NCC Staff

 

PJP fellow Daniel Fisher discusses three pending cases that could end class-action litigation.

Three cases that may determine the future of class-action litigation are before the Supreme Court. If business advocates get their way on all three, plaintiff lawyers could have a much harder time convincing courts to certify lawsuits on behalf of large groups of consumers and employees.

And the typical 5-4 split between conservative and liberal justices may not rule the day: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a former civil procedure professor, is a class-action skeptic who has previously voted to rein in cases on behalf of asbestos claimants and insurance customers.

Full article at Forbes
 

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