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Mass Torts (LAW 844A)

Aggregate litigation figures center stage in many courtrooms around the country.  This course will explore various topics employing the devices of class action and aggregate litigation.  Students will learn the purposes and differences in the various aggregate litigation devices, the nuances and requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 and class certification, the Class Action Fairness Act, multidistrict litigation procedures, and other aggregate litigation topics.

2 credit hours.