Plaintiffs Get Creative With Consumer Class Actions

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT) -- The number of nationwide consumer class actions is on the wane, as courts increasingly frown on certifying classes of U.S. consumers in suits brought under state consumer protection statutes. But the ever-inventive plaintiffs bar has not been cowed, experts say, with multiple single-state class actions just one of the new tools of the old trade.

Reasons for the demise of the nationwide class action are manifold. Partly it's a result of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, which helped to clamp down on forum shopping...
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