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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_action

A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is ... In a typical class action, a plaintiff sues a defendant or a number of .... Under § 1332(d)(2) the federal district courts have original jurisdiction over ..... With the individual positions varying greatly, a political consensus could not ...

www.gibsondunn.com/publications/Documents/ChorbaEvanson-DueProcessChallenges.pdf

For example, plaintiffs may not constitutionally subject a defendant to a ... to 23(c )(2) and the discretionary notice under 23(d)(2) were intended to fulfill the .... the class predominate over any questions affecting only individual members, and.

www.shipmangoodwin.com/files/Publication/a2991042-13b5-4d6b-a99c-0282873eb47f/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/a9d4ee29-be18-48ad-9545-0dbb1c5cb507/20091109164126754.pdf

the sparse law governing defendant class action lawsuits and its potential applicability to ... of over 197,000 guns used in crimes.2 The ATP, through its tracing stud- ..... tion even though the individuals are not identically situated?“ ' .... limit defendant ciass ueatment to perfectly common issues.” d. Adequate Representation.

www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_17

(2) Action in the Name of the United States for Another's Use or Benefit. When a ... (1) for an individual who is not acting in a representative capacity, by the law of the individual's domicile;. (2) for a ... (d) Public Officer's Title and Name. A public ...

www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/litigation/materials/2014_corporate_counselcleseminar/b2_2_a_primer_class_certification_under_federal_rule.authcheckdam.pdf

Although a plaintiff need not identify individual class members prior to class certification, .... Rule 23(b)(2) requires not only that the defendant have engaged in a .... particular forum; and (D) the likely difficulties in managing a class action.”.

www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_4

(D) state the time within which the defendant must appear and defend; ... (ii) for a defendant subject to service under Rule 4(h), to an officer, a managing or ... Waiving service of a summons does not waive any objection to personal ... (A) delivering a copy of the summons and of the complaint to the individual personally;.

www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/litigation/materials/2014_corporate_counselcleseminar/b2_1_a_practitioner_guide_removing_class_actions.pdf

3 28 U.S.C. §§ 1332(d) & 1453. 4 15 U.S.C. ... under CAFA? Does CAFA jurisdiction continue to exist even if a class is not certified? ... An individual's citizenship is based on domicile, which is not necessarily his place of ... defendants);23 (2) no defendant is a citizen of the forum state;24 (3) all defendants join in or consent ...

www.weil.com/~/media/files/pdfs/CAFA_Overview.pdf

individual plaintiff's claims (28 U.S.C. § 1332(d)(2), (6); see. Amount in ... defendants to allow jurisdiction where at least one plaintiff is diverse from at least one ... removed action)). A class need not be certified before a court may assert federal.

m.mayerbrown.com/publications/the-constitutional-limitations-on-class-actions-01-01-2001

constitutional limitations on choice of law in multistate class actions; Section C ... proof”) and may not deprive defendants of the right to put on individualized ..... of Rule 23(b)(3) by requesting certification under. Rules 23(b)(1)(A) or (b)(2). D.