Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

When we think about the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the issues can seem very technical, and the topic dry and difficult. But procedural issues are extremely important and have a tremendous impact on all of us. Whether it is everyday folks (like employees and consumers who are trying to enforce their rights), or multi-national corporations (who are central to the economic well-being of our society), the process that we use to resolve disputes really matters.

This Article discusses the power and promise of procedure, focusing on a particular procedural device-the class action-and the Supreme Court's recent interpretation of Rule 23 (the class action rule) in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes.

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