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- By Robert Klonoff. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 4th edition.
Covers the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, the 2003 amendments to Rule 23, and applicable court cases. Topics relevant to class action suits including commencement of a class action, requirements for class certification, discovery, notice to class members, and opt-out rights are all discussed.
- By Stuart Rossman. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2013. 8th edition.
From the introduction, “[T]his manual takes the attorney step by step through each procedure and demonstrates how even a small law office can manage the typical class action.” Attention is given to selecting cases, defining and certifying the class, drafting the complaint, attorney fees, multi-district litigation, and distribution of benefits. Sample forms are included, and access to the companion website is available from the library computers.
- By Michael Krauss. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 2nd ed.
"Products liability is the object of late-night talk show jokes and politician's stump speeches. Yet, like many subjects discussed by politicians and TV stars, products liability is more subtle and multi-layered than it’s made to appear.
Krauss’ Principles of Products Liability, 2d is designed to ‘‘unpack’’ these subtleties and to allow the reader to understand current American products liability doctrine, and to intelligently participate in debates about proposed reforms. The book is chock full of summaries of theoretical positions, as well as advice for practitioners. It incorporates all the recent case law, through the 2013 term of the United States Supreme Court.
By the time the reader has finished this book, she or he will understand a lot about automobiles, pharmaceuticals and workplace technology! Indeed, the practical knowledge imparted by an understanding of products liability is a powerful fringe benefit of practicing this area of the law." - from the publisher