You could lie awake at night pondering the nuances of the Class Action Fairness Act. Or you could tap the brainwaves of scholars, lawyers and others who lost those zzz’s for you. For those of you just tuning in, this is the second installment in a series of posts listing articles of note regarding the Class Action Fairness Act. Who knows, maybe you will be inspired to make a contribution to the literature or to the CAFA Lawblog. Stranger things have happened.
Elizabeth J. Cabraser, The Class Action Counterreformation, 57 Stan. L. Rev. 1475 (April 2005)(Stanford Law Review, April 2005).
Inez H. Friedman-Boyce, Head’s Up on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, 49-OCT B. B.J. 6 (September/October 2005)(Boston Bar Journal, September/October 2005).
James Tharin, Brian Blockovich, Coupons and the Class Action Fairness Act, 18 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 1443 (Fall 2005)(Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Fall 2005).
Carol Rice Andrews, The Personal Jurisdiction Problem Overlooked in the National Debate About “Class Action Fairness,” 58 SMU L. Rev. 1313 (Fall 2005)(Southern Methodist University, Fall 2005).
David F. Herr, Michael C. McCarthy, The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 – Congress Again Wades into Complex Litigation Management, 228 F.R.D. 673 (August 2005)(Federal Rules Decisions, August 2005).
Anthony Rollo, Gabriel A. Crowson, Mapping the New Class Action Frontier – A Primer on the Class Action Fairness Act and Amended Federal Rule 23, 59 Consumer Fin. L.Q. Rep. 11 (Summer, 2005)(Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Summer 2005).
Warren W. Harris, Erin Glenn Busby, Highlights of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 The Future of Class Actions in America, 72 Def. Couns. J. 228 (July 2005)( Defense Counsel Journal, July 2005).
Emilia L. Sweeney, Rudy A. Englund, The Class Action Fairness Act’s Impact on State Consumer Protection Laws An Overview of the Act’s Effect on Forum-Shopping, 72 Def. Couns. J. 233 (July 2005)(Defense Counsel Journal, July 2005).
Aashish Y. Desai, The Class Action Fairness Act, 47-JUL Orange County Law. 20 (July 2005)(Orange County Lawyer, July 2005).
Linda Pissott Reig, Charles E. Erway III, Brian P. Sharkey, The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: Overview, Historical Perspective, and Settlement Requirements, 40 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 1087 (Summer 2005)(Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Summer 2005).
Rick Knight, The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: A Perspective, 52-JUN Fed. Law. 46 (June 2005)(Federal Lawyer, June 2005).
Joseph M. Callow Jr., The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: Overview and Analysis, 52-MAY Fed. Law. 26 (May 2005)(Federal Lawyer, May 2005).
Kent M. Williams, A Touch of Class: Reducing the Risk of “Sweetheart Deals” The Class Action Fairness Act Raises the Bar for Those Seeking Class Certification, but May also Afford Greater Protection for Consumers Whose Claims Previously Were at Risk of Being Settled for Less than their Worth, 62-APR Bench & B. Minn. 20 (April 2005)(Bench and Bar of Minnesota, April 2005).
Andrée Sophia Blumstein, A New Road to Resolution The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, 41-APR Tenn. B.J. 16 (April 2005)(Tennessee Bar Journal, April 2005).
Anna Andreeva, Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: the Eight-Year Saga is Finally Over, 59 U. Miami L. Rev. 385 (April 2005)(University of Miami Law Review, April 2005).
James E. Pfander, The Substance and Procedure of Class Action Reform The Federal Class Action Fairness Act May Seem Limited, but its Impact on Class-Action Litigation is Anything But, 93 Ill. B.J. 144 (March 2005)(Illinois Bar Journal, March 2005).
Thomas A. Donovan, Proposed Class Action Legislation Will Not Do Much to Improve a Lawyer’s Image While the Proposed Class Action Fairness Act would Cure Certain Abuses of the Class Action Process (Particularly in State Courts), it does not Address Several Other Abuses which have Attracted Public Attention, 50-SEP Fed. Law. 30 (September 2003)(Federal Lawyer, September 2003).
John Conyers, Jr., Class Action “Fairness” – A Bad Deal for the States and Consumers, 40 Harv. J. on Legis. 493 (Summer 2003)(Harvard Journal on Legislation, Summer 2003).