NY Complex Litigation Pilot Looks Promising Despite Criticism

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT) -- A New York federal court program designed to streamline corporate class actions to rein in runaway litigation costs has delivered promising early results, but continues to draw criticism from attorneys who say some measures can actually slow cases down.

In the first eight months of its life, 808 cases — nearly 10 percent of the 8,214 total civil cases filed over that same time in the Southern District of New York — qualified for the so-called Complex Civil Cases pilot, which launched in November and will...
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