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Schwarzenegger to make legal reform a priority

It'll be an uphill fight in the trial-lawyer-friendly California legislature, but the governor has pledged to make litigation reform one of his top issues in the coming year, with class actions, punitive damages, and product liability all among targeted areas. [Cal Civil Justice, Chamber-backed Legal NewsLine]. More: political prospects for the package aren't bright, but some of the ideas are important ones, especially appealability of class certification and plaintiff shouldering of class notification, says Ted Frank (Rizo, LNL).

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