Although the federal Class Action Fairness Act is achieving its goal of shifting the typical multistate class action from state court to federal court, a paradoxical result is a surge in single-state class actions designed to avoid the federal law's removal provisions, according to a recent study. The trend is likely to increase this year, according to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which compiled a 2008 year-end class action update.
Class Action Fairness Act Achieves Goal, but With a Catch
The National Law Journal
February 13, 2009