A Section-by-Section Analysis of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005

By Public Citizen Litigation Group

Class Action "Fairness" Act Analysis

Ironic is too kind a word to describe the title of the Class Action “Fairness” Act of 2005. But like it or not (and we don’t), the Act has become law, and we need to learn how to deal with it. We felt that before plaintiffs’ lawyers begin trying to minimize the Act’s adverse impact on their clients, they must first fully understand what it provides. In this report, we provide a section-by-section analysis of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.