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Class Actions 2013 Edition


Includes 2013 Forms on CD
Product ID: HBK1553
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  • Class action cases are often high-stakes, complex endeavors that require careful attention to procedure and creative strategies at every step. From potential claims, discovery, and notice, to settlement, fees, and state practice, this handbook presents the most current research and practice tips from highly experienced Illinois practitioners working with class actions in state and federal arenas and discusses the Class Action Fairness Act. Representing a class in a class action is hard work - this handbook is designed to make it easier.

    Chapter 1 — Historical Perspective
    Thomas P. Luning, Schiff Hardin LLP, Chicago

    Chapter 2 — Rule 23 Purposes and Prerequisites
    Steven R. Smith, Bryan Cave LLP, Chicago, and Brian J. Recor, Bryan Cave LLP,Los Angeles — Santa Monica

    Chapter 3 — Investigation and Development of Class Cases
    Clint Krislov, Krislov & Associates, Ltd.,Chicago

    Chapter 4 — Discovery
    Marci A. Eisenstein, William E. Meyer, Jr., and Ann H. MacDonald, Schiff Hardin LLP,Chicago

    Chapter 5 — Class Action Notices Under Fed.R.Civ.P. 23
    Ronald L. Marmer, Howard S. Suskin, and Timothy J. Chorvat, Jenner & Block LLP,Chicago

    Chapter 6 — Providing Notice of a Class Action
    Gary S. Caplan, David Z. Smith, and Henry Pietrkowski, Reed Smith LLP,Chicago

    Chapter 7 — Settlement and Discretionary Notices Under Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(c) - 23(e)
    Charles R. Watkins, Donaldson & Guin, LLC,Chicago

    Chapter 8 — Pleadings, Motions, and Orders
    Michael Dockterman, Lisa S. Simmons, R. John Street, and Colin O’Donovan, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Chicago

    Chapter 9 — State Practice: Illinois’ Class Action Statute
    Kevin M. Forde and Kevin R. Malloy, Forde Law Offices LLP,Chicago

    Chapter 10 — Settlement Procedures, Negotiations, and Agreements Under State and Federal Rules
    William J. Harte and Joan M. Mannix, Chicago, and Dana M. Pesha, Assistant Corporation Counsel, Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division, Chicago

    Chapter 11 — Settlement and Consideration (Notice, Standards of Judicial Evaluation, Settlement Hearing, and Judgment and Appeal)
    Michael T. Brody and Paul B. Rietema, Jenner & Block LLP,Chicago

    Chapter 12 — Complex and Multidistrict Actions
    Wilber H. Boies and Elizabeth A. Laughlin, McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago

    Chapter 13 — Procedural Aspects of Shareholder Derivative Suits in Illinois
    Kevin R. Malloy, Forde Law Offices LLP,Chicago

    Chapter 14 — The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
    David Z. Smith and Michael D. Richman, Reed Smith LLP,Chicago

    Chapter 15 — Attorneys’ Fees in Class Actions
    Eric J. Schwab, Berger Schatz, Chicago


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