They're Making a Federal Case Out of It . . .In State Court
Publication Date: September 2001
Keywords: regulatory policy; interstate class actions; county courts
Coverage: United States Illinois Texas Florida
Increasingly, academics and policy makers are concerned that a handful of state courts, may be effectively making law for 49 other states in addition to their own, or applying their own state law to citizens of other states. This study reveals that the authority to certify national class actions is, in fact, providing local judges with the ability to dictate national policy over a vast array of issues and industries.