So far, 2013 has been a good year for interesting legal scholarship about class actions. Last week I wrote about Dean Robert Klonoff’s newest article on the often-overlooked Rule 23(b) (1). This week, I have the great pleasure of linking to the latest article by Arizona professor (visiting this year at Yale) David Marcus, The History of the Modern Class Action, Part I: Sturm und Drang, 1953–1980.

Professor Marcus has written interesting and thoughtful work on class actions before. But this article (which is Part I of a projected series), is one of the most interesting and significant … Continue Reading