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They're Making a Federal Case Out of It . . . In State Court

Interstate class actions, often brought by a relatively small number of very skilled plaintiff's firms, can dictate regulatory policy for national industries and affect the rights of millions of consumers. This study examined class actions from 1998-2000 in 3 counties (Palm Beach County, FL; Jefferson County, TX; Madison County, IL) to discern whether the problems being discussed are an anomaly or a genuine threat that warrants congressional action.

John H. Beisner and Jessica Davidson Miller, Manhattan Institute Civil Justice Report 3 (2001)



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Rafael Mangual
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Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute

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