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Class Action Magnet Courts: The Allure Intensifies

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Publication Date: July 2002

Publisher(s): Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Center for Legal Policy

Author(s): John H. Beisner; Jessica Davidson Miller

Topic: Government (State or regional government)
Law and ethics (Law and jurisprudence)
Law and ethics (Liability, torts, and personal injury)

Keywords: class action magnet courts; Madison County, Illinois; class action

Type: Report

Coverage: United States Illinois


A report released today by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research finds that plaintiff's lawyers are bringing national class action suits in hospitable state courts, allowing those lawyers and a mere handful of state judges to set business practices for the entire country.