In 2018 and the first half of 2019, there were a number of important developments in class actions.
Among these developments:
- The United States Supreme Court moved to strengthen arbitration agreements and class action waivers generally
- Courts continued to grapple with the application of personal jurisdiction principles in class actions
- Increased focus on the problems of certifying a class that contains uninjured class members
- Spokeo jurisprudence continues to evolve
- The Supreme Court releases its highly anticipated decision in China Agritech v. Resh addressing equitable tolling under American Pipe
- Five amendments to Rule 23 improved notice and settlement procedures
- Global class actions and collective redress procedures continue gathering force.
In this roundup of recent developments in class actions, we take a top-level look at class action litigation and consider the trends, issues, and strategies that businesses face in the months to come.
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