Class Action Question

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BCgoUSC
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Class Action Question

Postby BCgoUSC » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:07 pm

Background: I work as a research assistant at a Plaintiff's civil law firm. Been there for about 5 years and have been assigned as case manager on a potential class action case. This is the first class action I have ever worked on.

My Question: Out of curiosity, how is one able to recruit class representatives? For instance if an opportunity for a class action is found, how would an attorney go about finding a plaintiff without going beyond ethics rules. Are there ethics rules constraining this? Is there any way to actively recruit legally and ethically?

I know everyone is burned out from exams but if anyone could help I would really appreciate it. I have a meeting tomorrow about the case and want to inform myself about class actions as much as I can beforehand.

Thanks!

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Re: Class Action Question

Postby BCgoUSC » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:32 pm

Also, how is it possible to file a class action consisting of nationwide class members in state court?

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Re: Class Action Question

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:33 pm

I'm not sure anyone here can help you. If you work at a place that does class actions, couldn't you find this out easier at work?

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Re: Class Action Question

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:51 pm

BCgoUSC wrote:Also, how is it possible to file a class action consisting of nationwide class members in state court?

State courts are courts of general and concurrent jurisdiction unless Rule 23 nixes that..




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