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7.1.2005

The Class Action Fairness Act’s Impact on State Consumer Protection Laws – An Overview of the Act’s Effect on Forum Shopping

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Claiming that it will prevent trial lawyers from shopping around for courts where they expect to win the most money, keep out-of-state businesses from being dragged before unfriendly local juries, and provide new safeguards for the
consumer, President Bush signed into law the “Consumer Class Action Bill of Rights and Improved Procedures for Interstate Class Actions,” commonly referred to as the “Class Action Fairness Act” (“CAFA”) on February 18, 2005.1 But will CAFA address the issues that gave rise to its enactment? View full article (PDF).