NJ Class Plaintiffs Facing Tougher Row To Hoe, Experts Say

Law360, New York (May 19, 2016, 11:19 PM EDT) -- Third Circuit rulings on class identification standards have made New Jersey federal court a potentially treacherous place for class actions, but the appeals court's recent approval of an NFL concussion settlement offers plaintiffs some leeway in the discovery needed for certification, experts said during a New Jersey State Bar Association panel discussion Thursday.

Attorneys debated the changing landscape for class actions in federal and state court during the second day of the association's annual convention in Atlantic City. That includes major Third Circuit decisions raising the bar for plaintiffs in terms of ascertainability, a legal doctrine concerning the identification of class...

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