CLASS ACTION RESOURCES - STATE RULES
Below are links to the individual state rules/statutes on class actions. Most included rules are part of the respective state rules of civil procedure.
ALABAMA: Article 33, Code of Alabama. (Article 33, at bottom of page)
CALIFORNIA: Division V, California Rules of Court. (Division V, toward bottom of page)
COLORADO: Rule 23, Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure. (Westlaw)
CONNECTICUT: 9-7, Connecticut Rules of Court. (Westlaw)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Rule 23.1, Rules of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. (PDF, Page 47)
DELAWARE: Rule 23, Delaware Rules of Civil Procedure. (PDF, Page 45)
GEORGIA: Rule 9-11-23, Georgia Code.
ILLINOIS: Part 8, Illinois Code of Civil Procedure.
IOWA: Rule 1.261-1.279, Iowa Court Rules. (PDF, Page 39)
KANSAS: 60-223, Kansas Statutes.
KENTUCKY: Rule 23, Kentucky Civil Rules.
LOUISIANA: Chapter 5, Louisiana Code of Civil.
MARYLAND: Rule 2-231, Maryland Rules. (Westlaw)
MASSACHUSETTS: Rule 23, Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure.
MICHIGAN: Rule 3.501, Michigan Rules of Court. (PDF, Rule 3.501 is on page 79)
MINNESOTA: Rule 23, Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure. (Omitted)
NEBRASKA: Section 25-319, State of Nebraska Statutes.
NEW JERSEY: Rule 4:32, New Jersey Court Rules.
NEW MEXICO: 1.023, New Mexico Statutes and Court Rules. (New Mexico Statutes and Court Rules > Contents of Judicial Volumes > Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts > 1.023)
NORTH CAROLINA: Rule 23, North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.
NORTH DAKOTA: Rule 23, North Dakota Court Rules. (Westlaw)
OKLAHOMA: 12-2023, Oklahoma Statutes. (RTF, Page 303)
OREGON: Rule 32, Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure. (“Find” function, “rule 23”)
PENNSYLVANIA: Rules 1701-1716, Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure.
RHODE ISLAND: Rule 23, Rhode Island Rules of Court
SOUTH CAROLINA: Rule 23, South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.
SOUTH DAKOTA: 15-6-23, South Dakota Codified Laws. (“Find” function, “15-6-23”)
TENNESSEE: Rule 23, Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure. (“Find” function, “Rule 23”)
TEXAS: Chapter 26, Civil Practice & Remedies Code. (PDF)
VERMONT: Rules 23, 23.1, 23.2, Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. (Vermont Court Rules > Rules of Civil Procedure > IV. Parties > Rule 23)
WASHINGTON: Rule 23, Washington State Court Rules.
WEST VIRGINIA: Rule 23, West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure. (Rule 23, around middle of page)
WISCONSIN: Chapter 803.08, Wisconsin Statutes. (PDF, page 4)
WYOMING: Rule 23, Wyoming Civil Rules.
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.