THE CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT
In February 2005, Congress enacted the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). CAFA alters class action practice in state and federal courts throughout the United States. The law: changes the rules for federal diversity jurisdiction and removal, enabling most large class cases to be filed in, or removed to, federal court; restricts the practice of coupon settlements; and transforms the procedures for settling class actions in federal courts. CAFA contains a host of new, often complex, rules.
This site features a comprehensive collection of cases decided under or regarding CAFA, with summaries and full opinions for the included cases. Also featured is a collection of CAFA resources, including Professor Rubenstein's analysis of CAFA and the full text of CAFA.
This site provides attorneys, judges, law professors and students with a comprehensive resource on class action law. The editor is William B. Rubenstein, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Rubenstein's work emphasizes class action law: he has published, litigated, and served as an expert witness in the field and he regularly provides consulting services to attorneys involved in complex procedural matters.