Monday, January 16, 2006
The Class Action Fairness Act was adopted nearly a year ago (at the time, I wrote about it on my other site, masstort.org). Wondering about its impact so far?
One terrific resource on it is the CAFA law blog published by McGlinchey Stafford, which identifies itself as a defense and commercial law firm specializing in class action and other mass litigation defense. The blog provides coverage of (so far as I can tell) every court decision discussing CAFA and a fairly detailed summary.
Many of the cases thus far have focused on whether the Act applies to a particular action at all. A handful, such as the current top story, involve more substantive issues, like the scope of discovery available on the CAFA-related issues (size of class, size of aggregate claims, etc.).
I assume there are a number of other CAFA sites out there. If you have a favorite, let me know (you can also use the comments field).