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A Practical Litigation Guide

A how-to manual for handling every aspect of a class action, even for small law offices, written by experienced consumer class action litigators.

First Considerations

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

And What to do Next

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

Keep Up with the Latest Law Changes

  • Standing law since Spokeo
  • FRCP discovery amendments
  • State-by-state analysis of state class action developments

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Praise

"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

Praise

"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