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The Conservative Case for Class Actions

Brian T. Fitzpatrick

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226659336
eISBN:
9780226659473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226659473.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book argues that political conservatives and libertarians should embrace class action lawsuits as the best way to police the marketplace. Contrary to common misperceptions, conservatives and ... More


Are Class Actions Meritless?

Brian T. Fitzpatrick

in The Conservative Case for Class Actions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226659336
eISBN:
9780226659473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226659473.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Many critics of class actions claim that they are meritless lawsuits that corporations settle only to avoid the risk of an unexpected outcome and the expense of paying lawyers. But corporations have ... More


New Pleading, 2007–2009

Scott Dodson

in New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century: Slamming the Federal Courthouse Doors?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199832507
eISBN:
9780190260002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832507.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter reviews the 2007–2009 court proceedings that had led to the novel implementation of New Pleading. The court's decision on the Twombly and Iqbal cases, among others, was for reducing ... More


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