Kinks Persist In Class Action Fairness Act: Experts

Law360, New York (March 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 was enacted to stop class action lawsuit abuse by preventing forum-shopping in plaintiff-friendly state courts. After three years of litigation under the act, experts say problems continue to persist in the class action system — and some of those ills are a direct effect of the law.

The act implemented two key changes to class action law: it relaxed diversity jurisdiction rules that allowed defendants to move most major class actions from state to federal court and it required...
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