Class Action Playbook, 2019 Edition
Class Action Playbook is a unique and strategic how to guide for practitioners seeking to bring or defend a class action. Every important issue is addressed, including the initial shape of the proposed action, choice of forum, case-management schedules, pre-certification discovery and motions activity, briefing and argument of the class-certification motion, class notice, preparation for trial, class settlements, and the binding effects of class action judgments.
Experienced practitioners Brian Anderson and Andrew Trask analyze what decisions the plaintiff and defendant must make at each stage of a proposed class action, and the considerations that might drive different strategies at each stage. The authors explain the importance of every issue, the choices available to each side, and the factors each side should consider in choosing the best path to follow.
Table of contents
CHAPTER 1 What Class Actions Are and Why They Exist
CHAPTER 2 Class Certification Requirements
CHAPTER 3 Constructing a Class Action Lawsuit
CHAPTER 4 Pre-Certification Steps
CHAPTER 5 The Class Certification Motion
CHAPTER 6 Post-Certification Steps
CHAPTER 7 Trial Preparation
CHAPTER 8 Settling Class Actions
CHAPTER 9 Class Action Judgments
CHAPTER 10 International Class Action Practice
Table of Cases