Class Actions and Mass Actions
The Litigation Center actively opposes class-action abuse. Despite favorable Supreme Court decisions such as TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez (2021), plaintiffs’ lawyers continue to seek certification of broad classes and unprecedented extensions of the class-action device inconsistent with Rule 23 or principles of constitutional standing and due process.
Our amicus briefs urge courts to hold plaintiffs to their burden to satisfy the rigorous requirements of predominance, ascertainability, and personal jurisdiction for putative class actions. We also have filed briefs opposing impermissibly broad collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act on similar grounds.