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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
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.