The new ABA CADS Fall Newsletter is out, and it contains a variety of excellent articles all falling under the common theme ”Class Actions 3.0: What’s Next for Class Actions?” I’m proud to say that the Class Actions 101 piece this issue is an article coauthored by my partner, Casie Collignon, and me entitled A New “Viral” Class Action? The article introduces the concept of “viral” or “virtual” class actions, where litigants use social media to build support for and to aggregate individual claims, as an alternative to using the class action procedural device. It’s a novel idea made possible by 21st Century technology, but will it last? You’ll have to read the article to find out.
Be sure to check out the quarterly CADS Newsletter for other excellent articles on cutting-edge class action issues. The Newsletter is one of the many benefits of CADS (Class Actions and Derivative Suits) membership. If you aren’t a member of the CADS Committee, please consider joining. Membership is free to all ABA Section of Litigation members.