Class Actions and Proposed Reform in the 107th Congress: Class Action Fairness Act of 2002

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This report discusses the Class Action Fairness Act of 2002. The bill reflects a preference for class actions to be adjudicated in federal courts and would enlarge U.S. district courts original jurisdiction over class actions with claims aggregating $2,000,000 or more (even if each of the members of the class had not sustained damages in excess of $75,000 as is now required).

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Creation Date: March 12, 2002
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C., USA
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  • Creation: March 12, 2002
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This report discusses the Class Action Fairness Act of 2002. The bill reflects a preference for class actions to be adjudicated in federal courts and would enlarge U.S. district courts original jurisdiction over class actions with claims aggregating $2,000,000 or more (even if each of the members of the class had not sustained damages in excess of $75,000 as is now required).

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