A 2019 Field Guide to California Class Actions

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January 18, 2019

Class actions are California’s “great unspoken export,” writes Covington & Burling Senior Counsel William Stern in Law360.

According to Stern, the Golden State accounts for more than half of all U.S. class actions, though only one in ten Americans live there. Stern’s 2019 field guide includes insights on the impact of rule changes on settling California class actions; the conflict between the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on arbitrability and California Supreme Court jurisprudence; and the ongoing Ninth Circuit trend towards keeping false advertising claims in state court, among many other developments.