Major developments in class action litigation: 2017 in review and what to watch in 2018

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The year 2017 saw a number of important developments in class action litigation. Among these developments: 

  • further consideration of standing after remand in Spokeo
  • continued disagreements among courts over ascertainability requirements
  • US Supreme Court consideration of multiple procedural questions
  • a rare win defeating the fraud-on-the-market presumption
  • legislative activity that defeated the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule banning mandatory arbitration in consumer financial services contacts and
  • new proposed Fairness in Class Action legislation that would revamp significant aspects of class certification and procedure under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

In our new handbook, Major Developments in Class Action Litigation: 2017 in Review and What to Watch in 2018, we look at these events and then consider the key issues to watch in 2018.

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