Class-action Lawsuits


Class actions—civil cases in which parties initiate a lawsuit on behalf of plaintiffs not specifically named in the complaint—have elicited heated policy debates. The RAND Institute for Civil Justice conducts objective research on class action practices such as multidistrict litigation status, social policy class actions, and international class actions.

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    Making the Civil Justice System More Efficient and Equitable

    Oct 3, 2011

    The RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ), a part of the Justice Policy program, conducts research on all aspects of civil justice, from trends in litigation and jury verdicts to punitive damages, compensation systems, and alternative dispute resolution. Directly or indirectly, civil justice issues have an impact on us all.

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