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Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f): Interlocutory Appeals of Class Action Certification Decisions

Author
  • Kenneth S. Gould (University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law)

Abstract

This article discusses the significance of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f). The article's review of Rule 23(f) includes the importance of class certification decisions and appellate review of certifications, historical imitations on appellate review of certifications, rationale for allowing appeal of interlocutory certification, operation of rule 23(f), the first application of the rule, and prospects of Rule 23(f) achieving its goals.

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Published on
30 Jun 1999