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Defense counsel and certain courts have employed a new tactic to thwart class actions at the pleading stage – the motion to strike class allegations.  But does this new tactic have any basis in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or is it a fabricated conflation of procedures?  On close examination, the low spark of this new motion is clear.

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Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan concentrates his practice in consumer, employment and securities class actions. He has tried to verdict five major class actions. He has argued multiple appeals before state and federal appellate courts. He has testified before committees of both houses of Congress and argued before the Supreme Court of the United States. He received the 2009 Vern Countryman Award for Excellence in Consumer Law and was a 2007 Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist.

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