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"Trial gives behind-scene look at class-action suits"

Gregory Kasich does a think-piece on class-action law in today's Portland Press-Herald in the wake of the recent big verdict against plaintiffs' firm Hagens Berman for abandoning clients and scuttling a settlement for a potentially more lucrative class action. I'm quoted, though my affiliation has been inadvertently moved 2.3 miles to the east-southeast. (Also, I believe I told Kasich that the Class Action Fairness Act now requires courts in new class actions to evaluate coupon settlements in terms of the actual value to the class, thus destroying the incentive behind future coupon settlements, but I apparently failed to convey that idea adequately, as it doesn't make it into the story.)



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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