The Review of Litigation

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Articles from Vol. 31, No. 4, 2012

A New Model of Plaintiffs' Class Action Attorneys
I. INTRODUCTION 758II. THE CONVENTIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE PLAINTIFFS ' CLASS ACTION ATTORNEY 762HI. WHY THE CONVENTIONAL UNDERSTANDING FAILS AND THE NEW MODEL THAT REPLACES IT 773A. The Plaintiffs ' Class Action Bar Is Highly Stratified; the Leading...
Beyond Transfer: Coordination of Complex Litigation in State and Federal Courts in the Twenty-First Century
I. INTRODUCTION 997II. PREVIOUS GUIDANCE ON STATE-FEDERAL COORDINATION IN MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL LITIGATION 1000A. Commentary: Schwarzer (1992) 1000B. FJC Publications 1003C. Renewed Interest in the Topic 1007III. SURVEY FINDINGS 1010A. Awareness of Parallel...
Large-Scale Litigation Issues: Class Actions and Mass Tort Cases in 2012 and Beyond
I. INTRODUCTION .......... 747II. COMMON THEMES .......... 748III. OVERVIEW OF THE PAPERS .......... 750A. Professor Morris Ratner 's New Model of Plaintiffs ' Class Action Attorneys .......... 750B. Professor Linda Mullenix Critiques Mass Tort Funds...
Mass Tort Funds and the Election of Remedies: The Need for Informed Consent
I. INTRODUCTION 833II. THE WTC VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND, ELECTION OF REMEDIES, AND WAIVER OF THE RIGHT TO SUE .......840A. Timing of the Election of Remedies.............. 842B. Statutes of Limitations issues................ 844C. Applicable Law Considerations......................
Secret Class Action Settlements
I. INTRODUCTION..... 889II. CASE STUDY: THE B'NAI B'RITH LITIGATION .....890III. SCOPE OF THE PRACTICE ..... 899A. Secret Class Action Settlements in the News ..... 900B. Scope of Practice in One Federal Judicial District ..... 906IV. SECRECY AND ACCESS...
Separation of Powers and Second Opinions: Protecting the Government's Role in Developing the Law by Limiting Nationwide Class Actions against the Federal Government
I. INTRODUCTION .................... 944II. GORBACH V. RENO: AN ILLUSTRATIVE CASE .................... 946III. THE SUPREME COURT CASES .................... 955A. Califano v. Yamasaki; The Power to Certify on a Nationwide Scope .................... 955B....
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