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Consumer Class Actions

A Practical Litigation Guide

A how-to manual for handling every aspect of a class action, designed to be valuable both for small law offices and for established class action firms.  It includes practice tips and other contributions from over 20 of the most experienced consumer class action litigators from every part of the country.  For 38 years, this has been the go-to manual for consumer class action litigation, now in its Eleventh Edition.

First Considerations

  • Case selection
  • Class definition
  • Jurisdiction and arbitration requirements
  • Protecting the rights of the planned class

And What to do Next

  • Class discovery
  • The named plaintiff's deposition
  • Defendant's delaying tactics
  • Class certification and other class motions and briefs
  • Settlement terms and objections to settlement
  • Trials
  • Appeals
  • Attorney fees

Keep Up with the Latest Law Changes

  • Federal court standing law since Spokeo and Ramirez
  • Unique state-by-state analysis of state court standing requirements in consumer cases
  • State-by-state description and analysis of state class action procedures
  • Recent Supreme Court decisions on class actions
  • FRCP discovery amendments

More Updated Resources

  • Sample complaints, notices, certification motions and briefs, discovery, and more
  • New Revised NACA Class Action Guidelines



"The National Consumer Law Center has come to the rescue of lawyers handling consumer cases. The Series has the answers for the myriad questions that can arise. The analysis of the law contains an extensive study of state statutes and generous footnotes citing case law in every state." 
—Texas Bar Journal


"Comprehensively guides lawyers through the entire spectrum of class action litigation. ... Invaluable, succinct resource for new and experienced class action practitioners." —Herb Newberg, Author, Newberg on Class Actions

"Indispensable for anyone involved, on any side, of any class action of any kind." —Seth R. Lesser

"Almost every day, defense counsel asserts some reason why my class action supposedly can't proceed, and almost every time the Consumer Class Actions manual has a compilation of the authorities that rebut the argument. No one should bring consumer class actions who doesn't have this book on their shelf." —Roger L. Mandel, Stanley, Mandel, & Iola, LLP, Dallas, TX

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2024 11th ed.

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