As expected, state lawmakers on Tuesday killed a bill aimed at curbing class actions in California. Lawyers and consumer group representatives had testified that the bill was a ploy to shift class action law in corporate defendants' favor. The bill's defeat ignited talk in the Capitol that the real intent of the legislation's backers is to pursue a similarly worded ballot measure. The chatter was fueled in part by an unusual public letter of support for the bill from the governor's policy research office.
Calif. Lawmakers Reject Class Action Limits
May 10, 2007