A few weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of participating in the DePaul Law Review’s 22d Annual Symposium: Class Action Rollback? Wal-Mart v. Dukes and the Future of Class Action Litigation. The Law Review staff assembled an impressive array of speakers, all thoughtful, all interesting, only one of whom spoke too fast. As is my wont, I took a lot of notes, and here’s a quick summary of them.
Oddball Cases. The opening presentation, by Professor Suja Thomas, focused on the Supreme Court’s alleged predilection for deciding "oddball" cases, which Professor Thomas thinks make for less-than-ideal … Continue Reading