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Congress passed the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (“CAFA”) with the hope of preventing abuse in class action lawsuits. CAFA assigns jurisdiction to federal courts over class actions where: (i) the aggregate amount in controversy exceeds five million dollars ($5,000,000); (ii) the class comprises at least 100 plaintiffs; and (iii) there is at least … Continue Reading
I. The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in the United States and Abroad The attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine are important and well-known concepts to nearly every lawyer in the United States. Generally, the attorney-client privilege shields from disclosure confidential communications between attorneys and clients for the purpose of seeking or rendering legal … Continue Reading
Coupon Settlements: Discount or Discontent?
By Zachary Klinger on Posted in Class Action, Settlements
Choice of Law Principles in Cross-Border Privilege Disputes: Whose Law Applies?
By Zachary Klinger on Posted in Extraterritorial Discovery, Litigation