Since the publication of A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions, Second Edition in 2017, the US Supreme Court has continued to decide class action issues each year, involving everything from standards of proof to pre-certification expert witness challenges to class action waivers in arbitration. Those decisions have had a trickle-down effect on the federal circuit and district courts, as well as the jurisprudence of the many states. Additionally, the rise of automotive and privacy classes necessitated brand new chapters on those claims. The Third Edition also includes a new chapter on Damages in class actions that contains a discussion of common methods of proof in consumer class actions, such as conjoint surveys and regression methods.
As a much-needed current resource for practitioners, this comprehensive guide provides in-depth knowledge of the many intricacies of a class action lawsuit along with a valuable, state-by-state analysis of the ways in which the class action rules differ from the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23.
Morgan Lewis litigation attorneys Ezra Church, Scott Schutte, and Megan Suehiro authored a chapter in this guide focused on arbitration and class waivers.