Complex litigation and its alternatives

Tidmarsh, Jay, 1957- author

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  • Creator Jay Tidmarsh, Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School ; Roger H. Trangsrud, James F. Humphreys Professor of Complex Litigation and Civil Procedure, The George Washington University Law School
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication
    • Second edition
    • St. Paul, MN : Foundation Press, [2018]
    • ©2018
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 488 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 1599410656, 9781599410654
  • OCLC ocn877850658


  • "[This book examines] the challenges presented by complex litigation. Subjects covered include devices for aggregating large numbers of claims (including extended discussions of multidistrict litigation and class actions), techniques to narrow issues and efficiently gather evidence during pretrial, methods to conduct trials in mass disputes, and ways to provide remedies for widespread harm. Although the focus is on litigation, the book also explores the increasing use of alternative methods to resolve mass disputes."--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Some vocabulary and basic principles -- Joinder -- Consolidation, transfer, and removal -- Stays and injunctions -- Preclusion -- Class actions -- Alternative approaches to resolve mass litigation -- Conflict of laws -- Case management and judicial structure -- Selecting counsel -- Narrowing issues -- Streamlining disclosure and discovery -- Selecting the counsel and adjudicators for trial -- Narrowing issues at trial -- Enhancing factfinder comprehension -- Determining a remedy after judgment or at settlement --Implementing the remedy -- Attorney's fees
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