Carlton Fields shareholders Gary Sasso and Matt Allen joined with David Leitch, general counsel of Ford Motor Company, to contribute to a multi-volume treatise that is a joint project of West and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
In this chapter, the authors discuss key objectives, concerns, and preliminary considerations inside and outside counsel must address in class action litigation. They describe effective strategies peculiar to class action defense, focusing on defense against the certification of the litigation as a proper class action. The authors also review the legal framework governing class action litigation.
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