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Emery G. Lee, Thomas E. Willging, George W. Cort, Laural L. Hooper, Marie Leary, Angelia N. Levy, D. Dean P. Miletich, Robert J. Niemic, Shelia Thorpe
November 1, 2008

The preliminary findings presented in this report suggest that, in diversity class actions, there is less to class allegations than one would expect.

Emery G. Lee, Thomas E. Willging
April 1, 2008

The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) (Pub. L. No. 109-2, 119 Stat. 4 (2005)) expanded the federal courts' diversity of citizenship jurisdiction over class action litigation. Congress's intent was, in part, to shift some class action litigation from the state courts to the federal courts.

Joe S. Cecil, Rebecca N. Eyre, D. Dean P. Miletich, David Rindskopf
December 1, 2007

Report of a Federal Judicial Center study of summary judgment practice in six federal district courts during six time periods over twenty-five years (1975-2000), to determine whether summary judgment activity has increased over time and to what extent changes in summary judgment practice are due

Joe S. Cecil, Rebecca N. Eyre, D. Dean P. Miletich, David Rindskopf
December 1, 2007

For the full 33-page report see Trends in Summary Judgment Practice: 1975-2000 (2007).

Emery G. Lee, Thomas E. Willging
April 16, 2007

The Federal Judicial Center has undertaken a long-term study of the impact of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) on the resources of the federal courts.

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