Tag: Class Action

Without a Leg to Stand On?: Class Representatives, Federal Courts, and Standing Desiderata

Daniel D. DeVougas

I. INTRODUCTION
Whether it’s over the siren song of McDonald’s Happy Meals or historic employment discrimination, class actions presently appear to be the desired route for bands of plaintiffs to “stick it to ‘the Man’”; that is, to seek redress from big business for mass harms.  But the preference for… Read More »

Foreign Citizens in Transnational Class Actions

Linda Sandstrom Simard & Jay Tidmarsh

When, if ever, should foreign citizens be included as members of American class actions?  The question is not a new one.  Judge Friendly first raised it thirty-five years ago in Bersch v. Drexel Firestone, Inc.  Since Bersch, courts have tied the answer to res judicata and the recognition of judgments:… Read More »

Foreign Citizens in Transnational Class Actions

Linda Sandstrom Simard & Jay Tidmarsh

When, if ever, should foreign citizens be included as members of American class actions?  The question is not a new one.  Judge Friendly first raised it thirty-five years ago in Bersch v. Drexel Firestone, Inc.  Since Bersch, courts have tied the answer to res judicata and the recognition of judgments:… Read More »

Class Certification in the Age of Aggregate Proof

Richard A. Nagareda - Vanderbilt University Law School

Since the emergence of the modern class action in the 1966 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, controversy has attended the certification of litigation to proceed on a class-wide basis.  The addition to the Rules in 1998 of express authorization for appeals of class certification determinations short of… Read More »

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