West Headnote of the Day – February 19, 2010

February 19, 2010

West's Key 170A Federal Civil Procedure
West's Key 170 AII Parties
West's Key 170AII(D) Class Actions
West's Key 170AII(D)1 In General
West's Key 170Ak161 k. In general.

Class certification is an especially serious decision, as it is often the defining moment in class actions for it may sound the death knell of the litigation on the part of plaintiffs, or create unwarranted pressure to settle nonmeritorious claims on the part of defendants.
In re Constar Int’l Inc. Sec. Litig., 585 F.3d 774 (3d Cir. 2009)

Suggested by David F. Herr; Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand, LLP; Minneapolis, MN

170A Federal Civil Procedure