Alston & Bird has contributed several chapters to a new comprehensive guide on class actions published by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.
The book – A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions, Second Edition – updates and expands on the first volume published in 2010 to provide in-depth knowledge of the many intricacies of class action lawsuits. The guide also includes a state-by-state analysis of the ways in which class action rules differ from the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23.
The chapters contributed by Alston & Bird are:
- “Creative Application of Rule 23(C)(4): How Issue Certification Interacts with the Requirements of Rule 23(B)(3),” by Cari Dawson and David Carpenter
- “North Carolina,” by Matthew McGuire, Ryan Ethridge, and Caitlin Counts
- “Ethical Issues in Class Action Settlements,” by Bo Phillips and Samuel Park
- “Jurisdictional Survey of Local Requirements Governing Class Actions: California,” by Bo Phillips and Kathy Huang
A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions, Second Edition draws on the vast experience in class action litigation of Alston & Bird’s attorneys, who have worked on some of the largest and most complex class action cases in the country, including more than two dozen major multidistrict litigation matters.