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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)


ALASKA:  Rule 23, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.


ARIZONA:  Rule 23, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure.


ARKANSAS:  Rules 23, 23.1, 23.2, Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure.


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)


FLORIDA:  Rule 1.220, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.


GEORGIA:  Rule 9-11-23, Georgia Code.


HAWAII:  Rules 23, 23.1, 23.2, Hawaii Rules of Civil Procedure.


IDAHO:  Rule 23, Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure.


ILLINOIS:  Part 8, Illinois Code of Civil Procedure.


INDIANA:  Rule 23, Indiana Rules of Trial 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.


MAINE:  Rule 23, Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.


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)


MISSISSIPPI:  Rules 23, 23.1, 23.2, Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure.


MISSOURI:  Rule 52.08, Missouri Rules of Civil Procedure.


MONTANA:  Rule 23, Montana Rules of Civil Procedure.


NEBRASKA:  Section 25-319, State of Nebraska Statutes.


NEVADA:  Rule 23, Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure.


NEW HAMPSHIRE:  Rule 27, Rules of the Superior Court of the State of New Hampshire.


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)


NEW YORK:  Article 9, New York Civil Practice Law & Rules.


NORTH CAROLINA:  Rule 23, North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.


NORTH DAKOTA:  Rule 23, North Dakota Court Rules.  (Westlaw)


OHIO:  Rule 23, Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure.


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)


UTAH:  Rule 23, Utah Rules of Civil Procedure.


VERMONT:  Rules 23, 23.1, 23.2, Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure.   (Vermont Court Rules > Rules of Civil Procedure > IV. Parties > Rule 23)


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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.


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