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California class action initiative

The Civil Justice Association of California has decided not to proceed this year with a ballot initiative intended to bring the state's class action procedures closer to the federal CAFA model. Trial-lawyer-allied groups had boasted of putting pressure on the Intel Corp., a CJAC supporter, with threats to attack the company as anti-minority because of the supposedly discriminatory impact of regulating class action procedure. Among the iniquitous elements of the initiative, according to one such account, was a provision "requiring evidence of wrongdoing before a case can move forward". And you wouldn't want that, would you?



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.