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LAWS 6697 Complex Litigation (Fall: 2 )


Course Description

This seminar will explore the procedures used for complex multi-party litigation focusing primarily on mass torts cases, e.g. asbestos litigation, and public interest injunctive litigation, e.g. employment discrimination, prison reform cases. The course will begin with a comparison of "ordinary litigation" and complex cases. Our goal will be to determine whether complex cases are cases whose only significant difference is that they are larger than other cases or whether complex cases are different in other significant ways. We will then consider issues such as joinder of claims and parties, and consolidation of multi-party cases. A primary focus of the course will be class actions. Although the course will be of use to the litigator, it will also emphasize evaluating the adequacy of current procedural mechanisms to handle complex litigation


Instructor(s): Mark Spiegel

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 17-Feb-14