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Insurance Class Actions in the United States.

Author: Nicholas M Pace; Stephen J Carroll; Ingo Vogelsang
Publisher: Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Class actions, which are civil cases in which parties initiate a lawsuit on behalf of other plaintiffs not specifically named in the complaint, often make the headlines, especially when they result in settlements affecting millions of class members and requiring millions of dollars in restitution. They have also aroused vocal policy debates, as exemplified during the deliberations of the U.S. Congress prior to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pace, Nicholas M.
Insurance Class Actions in the United States.
Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas M Pace; Stephen J Carroll; Ingo Vogelsang
ISBN: 9780833042699 0833042696
OCLC Number: 780926534
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages)
Contents: Cover; Preface; Icj Board of Overseers; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One --
Introduction; Chapter Two --
Summary of Methodological Approach; Chapter Three --
Survey Results; Chapter Four --
Issues Related to Regulation; Chapter Five --
Conclusions; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Bibliography.

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Class actions, which are civil cases in which parties initiate a lawsuit on behalf of other plaintiffs not specifically named in the complaint, often make the headlines, especially when they result in settlements affecting millions of class members and requiring millions of dollars in restitution. They have also aroused vocal policy debates, as exemplified during the deliberations of the U.S. Congress prior to the enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. But despite this long-standing interest, policymakers and the public know very little about the majority of class actions filed in.

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