Calif. Panel Sinks Bill To Tag Warning On Class Action Ads

Law360, San Diego (May 8, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT) -- A Democratic-controlled California Assembly panel on Tuesday killed a measure to require class action advertisements to include warnings that potential plaintiffs could be liable for attorneys’ fees if a defendant prevails after opponents argued it would deter people with meritorious claims from joining a class action.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee voted 3-6 along party lines for A.B. 1954, rejecting the plan proposed by Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert, that sought to mandate ads soliciting plaintiffs for a class action to disclose that they could be on...
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