Federal Judge Laments Condition Of Class Action

Law360, New York (May 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a recent article on the efficacy of mass tort litigation, an eminent federal judge considered the utility of a class action model that has evolved into an administrative rather than adjudicative process, with lamentable results.

Senior Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York looked back over a distinguished career and selected seven landmark class actions he presided over, and one he is presently working on, as a way to examine the alternative approaches to dealing with...
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