Analysis: Class Action Litigation--A Federalist Society Survey, Part II

April 01, 1999
In our inaugural issue of Class Action Watch, we unveiled the results of a business survey we conducted on class action litigation. Our first report compiled and analyzed a substantial amount of general data on the nature of federal and state court class action litigation, with a particular emphasis on the Texas state courts. At the time, Texas was about to convene its biennial legislative session and class action reform proposals were scheduled for consideration. This issue of Class Action Watch reports on other aspects of the Federalist Society’s survey effort. In this latest issue, we specifically highlight data that may prove useful as Congress prepares to assess proposals for class action reform that would, among other things, expand parties’ rights to remove litigation from state to federal courts....