Analysis

China Agritech May Drive Class Members To Court Early, Often

Law360 (June 11, 2018, 8:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court gave companies some relief Monday when it ruled that plaintiffs can't file follow-on class actions after the statutory deadline has expired, but that relief could be short-lived if plaintiffs respond by taking more actions in the cases they're involved in to preserve their rights.

In deciding China Agritech v. Resh, the unanimous high court led by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that the so-called tolling provisions established by its landmark American Pipe decision only allow individual class members to file new lawsuits on behalf of themselves if the class action fails and the statutory deadline to bring...

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