Class Action Reform: H.B. 1013 (2013)
Adopted the expanded federal rule as a foundation for class
Adopted the expanded federal rule as a foundation for class actions. Includes specific procedures and guides the court must follow in appointing an attorney to represent the class. Requires specific findings that must be included in an order certifying a class. Requires more specific information be included in the notice provided to potential class members if a class is certified. Calls for more specific court oversight of the case, particularly regarding dismissals and settlements. Limits non-resident membership in state class actions and allows the court to stay, transfer or dismiss a case if it should be heard in another court
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More Work Remains on Tort Reform
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