A 2019 Field Guide To Calif. Class Actions

Law360 (January 17, 2019, 1:16 PM EST) -- With just 12 percent of the population, California accounts for more than 50 percent of all class actions. Every year, over 3,200 new federal class actions are filed. One-third of those are venued in just three jurisdictions, and California tops the list. Even more class actions are filed in California state court, but no one keeps track. Class actions are California's great unspoken export — the litigation equivalent of ketogenic diets, turmeric kombucha and virtual reality yoga.

If you follow the indoor sport of class actions, it pays to know what happened in California and the Ninth Circuit in 2018. From...

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