Class Action Reforms Take Center Stage Before House Panel

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT) -- Reform-minded attorneys on Wednesday highlighted class action litigation practices they say are ripe for reform, battling before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee over fixes for charitable cy pres class action settlements, discovery abuses, public-private contingency fee agreements and other issues.

The testimony came as a House Judiciary subcommittee asked lawyers affiliated with class action, small business and legal reform interests to weigh in on the kinds of litigation abuses that they believe warrant legislative reform.

Theodore H. Frank, of the nonprofit Center for Class Action...
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