Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, the journal's on-line companion, has just published a roundtable on Dukes v. Wal-Mart. The roundtable focuses on the class action element of the case, which is eye-popping given the approximately 2 million members of the class. According to the journal's announcement:
Our current Roundtable is on Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and features participation from several scholars. Professor Elizabeth Burch’s introductory piece lays the foundation for the debate. Professors Robert Bone, Alexandra Lahav, Greg Mitchell, and Richard Nagareda are providing their “first takes” on the case. The Roundtable is dedicated to the memory of Professor Nagareda, who passed away on October 8, 2010. We hope you find the Roundtable informative and engaging.
The list of contributions are:
Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, Introduction: Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Robert G. Bone, Sorting Through the Certification Muddle
Alexandra D. Lahav, The Curse of Bigness and the Optimal Size of Class Actions
Gregory Mitchell, Good Causes and Bad Science
Richard A. Nagareda, Common Answers for Class Certification
Check out what looks to be a great set of pieces on this important case.