Class Actions and Proposed Reform in the 108th Congress: Class Action Fairness Act of 2003

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The report discusses the consumer class action bill of rights in each proposal contains safeguards which provide for judicial scrutiny of coupon and other non-cash settlements, protection against a proposed settlement that would result in a net loss to a class member, protection against discrimination based upon geographic location, and prohibition on a class representative receiving a greater share of the award.

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Wallace, Paul Starett, Jr. June 23, 2003.

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  • Main Title: Class Actions and Proposed Reform in the 108th Congress: Class Action Fairness Act of 2003
  • Series Title: 108th Congress

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The report discusses the consumer class action bill of rights in each proposal contains safeguards which provide for judicial scrutiny of coupon and other non-cash settlements, protection against a proposed settlement that would result in a net loss to a class member, protection against discrimination based upon geographic location, and prohibition on a class representative receiving a greater share of the award.

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  • June 23, 2003

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Wallace, Paul Starett, Jr. Class Actions and Proposed Reform in the 108th Congress: Class Action Fairness Act of 2003, report, June 23, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs5117/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.