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- Rule 23 and the Class Action for Damages: Reply to the Report of the American College of Trial.... Patrick Jr., J. Vernon; Cherner, Marvin // Business Lawyer;Jul73, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p1097
Presents a reply to the report of the American College of Trial Lawyers on the class action for damages. Offer of suggestions to trial procedures and the judicial management of class actions for damages; Comments on local court rules and practices relating to class actions; Details of the report.
- What "Erin Brockovich" Failed to Tell You About the Realities of Class Action Litigation. Parmer, Geoffrey // Dispute Resolution Journal;May-Jun2002, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p19
Provides an overview of issues which may arise in class action litigation. Ethical considerations of the case; Need to educate the client about the legal issues involved in the suit; Adequacy of the class counsel.
- Lawyers gain more than class-action victims, poll finds. // Fairfield County Business Journal;02/05/2001, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p4
Presents the results of a survey on the beliefs of voters from Connecticut on the benefits of lawyers from class-action lawsuits. Better compensation of the lawyers from the lawsuits compared to the plaintiffs; Skepticism of the voters on the size of the awards; Protection of the citizens by...
- Who Should Guard the Guardians? A New Approach for Monitoring Class Action Lawyers. Klement, Alon // Review of Litigation;Winter2002, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p25
Proposes a new approach to monitoring class action lawyers in the United States. Private monitoring by self-interested individuals and organizations; Monitor's fee; Selection of the monitor; Monitor's duty and authority; Controlling against collusion between class attorneys and monitors.
- A LOT OF PLAINTIFFS, BUT NO CLASS. Zinkewicz, Phil // Insurance Advocate;2/18/2002, Vol. 113 Issue 7, p6
Examines the intentions and prevailing attitudes towards class action lawsuits in the U.S. Original intention of the class action lawsuit; Views on the unethical practices of plaintiffs' attorneys; Efforts to achieve fairness through the Class Action Fairness Act of 2001.
- Attorney's Fees in Class Actions Governed by Fee-Shifting Statutes. Pacold, Martha // University of Chicago Law Review;Summer2001, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p1007
Proposes that the rules for setting fees in hybrid cases should better align the incentives of plaintiffs' attorneys with those of their clients. Exceptions to the United States rule for paying attorneys that combine in hybrid class actions; Methods of fee calculation; Solution to the...
- When crafting arbitration agreements, consider effect of PAGA on class actions. // HR Specialist: California Employment Law;Dec2011, Vol. 5 Issue 12, p3
The article reports on the effect of the California Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA) on the issuance of class actions when creating arbitration agreements.
- INFO JUNKIE. Beau, Christina Le // Crain's Chicago Business;12/13/2010, Vol. 33 Issue 50, p27
The article presents a profile of litigator and motorcycle enthusiast Lance Raphael, founder of firm Consumer Advocacy Center P.C. and specializes in class-action suits involving fraud and other deceptive practices.
- Class Action Suits Only Benefit the Lawyers. Kearns, Dave // Network World;12/06/99, Vol. 16 Issue 49, p26
Focuses on the benefit offered by class action lawsuits filed against companies on lawyers. Theory of a class action lawsuit; How lawyers gain money from class action lawsuits; Ways of paying lawyers in class action lawsuits.