Potential New Life For Nationwide Class Actions?

Law360, New York (April 20, 2010, 12:02 PM EDT) -- Prior to the enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, forum shopping for class actions was not uncommon as certain state courts were considered “magnets” based on their record of certifying class actions. One significant motivation for passage of CAFA was a concern by some that these state courts were certifying nationwide class actions with little regard for due process rights, choice of law issues, and other fairness concerns addressed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

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