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William B. Rubenstein, Newberg on Class Actions (West 5th ed. 2011). (Kept up to date by pocket parts.)

Abstract: Cited as persuasive authority in more than 600 federal and state court decisions, Newberg on Class Actions provides comprehensive, step-by-step coverage from pretrial through final resolution. The text focuses on the benefits of the class action, particularly in achieving judicial economy and in providing court access to small claimants who would otherwise be without judicial remedy. Newberg discusses fundamental characteristics, evolving controversies, and applying a theoretical framework to various areas of the law. It examines strategy, technique, agreements and settlements, torts, fees, constitutionality, and damages, and provides detailed analysis of various types of class actions involving: Antitrust Bankruptcy Consumer credit and fraud Intellectual property Shareholder derivative suits And more