Just a quick note. Your humble blogger is very pleased to announce the availability of my latest publication, the Class Action and Mass Tort Answer Book (PLI 2015). It is available here. (I don’t spend all my time posting here.)
The book is designed to be a handy desk reference for the class action practitioner and others interested in class actions and mass torts, offering a comprehensive overview of the current law. Deeper than a mere introduction but not as bulky as a treatise, the goal was to give the reader the essentials, covering, inter alia:
-class action prerequisites
-injunctive relief, mandatory, and damages classes
-issues surrounding absent class members
-discovery of class issues
-class certification hearings and procedures
-appeal of a certification decision
-trial of a class action
-settlement of a class action
In addition, the book looks at MDLs and other coordinations of complex civil litigation, concluding with a decidedly un-Nostradamus-like look at the future of aggregate litigation.
I would also thank the wonderful contributors and researchers, many colleagues at SHB, that helped make the book a reality, and they are listed in the preface and table of contents.
Alas, no book signings or appearances on Oprah yet, but will keep you posted.