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Class Action Dilemmas: Pursuing Public Goals for Private Gain
     

Class Action Dilemmas: Pursuing Public Goals for Private Gain

by Deborah Hensler, Erick K. Moller, Bonita Dombey-Moore, Beth Giddens, Jennifer Gross
 

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Class action law suits abound, but what is their purpose, and who benefits? This independent look at class action practices discusses the history of such cases, the driving forces behind them, and the justice or protection that their settlement provides. A comprehensive picture of class action suits in the 1990s comes to life in 10 fascinating case studies that

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Class action law suits abound, but what is their purpose, and who benefits? This independent look at class action practices discusses the history of such cases, the driving forces behind them, and the justice or protection that their settlement provides. A comprehensive picture of class action suits in the 1990s comes to life in 10 fascinating case studies that will make you question whether the plaintiff attorneys, the defendants, the consumers or the public were fairly served.

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Wisconsin Bookwatch
...a thoughtful discussion of current trends in mass litigation....a highly recommended addition to professional, governmental, academic, and judicial reference libraries.
Law and Politics Book Review
...an ambitious attempt...to assess the costs and benefits of class action lawsuits.
Law & Politics Book Review
...an ambitious attempt...to assess the costs and benefits of class action lawsuits.
Internet Book Watch
Class Action Dilemmas: Pursuing Public Goals For Private Gain is the collaborative effort of Deborah R. Hensler, Nicholas, M. Pace, Bonita Dombey-Moore, Beth Giddens, Jennifer Gross, and Erik K. Moller under the auspices of the Rand Corporation's "Institute for Civil Justice". This in-depth, benchmark study examines newly compiled information about class action law suits and offers a thoughtful discussion of current trends in mass litigation and their implications for the future. Data was collected from extensive interviews with case participants, various electronic sources, court records, and other legal documents. Commentary on the federal class action rule is also reviewed along with the most recent attempt to revise the rule. The contributors discuss the history of the controversy of class action law suits, and present ten illustrative case studies. In addition, proposals for options for reform that may improve the balance of public good and private gain are offered for consideration. Class Action Dilemmas is a very highly recommended addition to professional, governmental, academic, and judicial reference libraries.
—Internet Book Watch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833026019
Publisher:
Rand Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Pages:
625
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.60(d)

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