Civil Law

Study of California Class Action Litigation (March 9, 2009)
A multi-year, case file review-based study of California class action litigation between 2000 and 2006.


Civil Case Coordination: Fact Sheet (May 2011)
Defines civil case coordination and discusses the role of coordination, the submission of coordination petitions, the selection of judges, and cost factors involved.

Civil Case Coordination FAQ (April 2004)
Answers on civil case coordination which combines complex civil actions pending in more than one court and have similar issues of law and facts. All administrative functions in coordination proceedings are performed at the direction of the Chief Justice.

Complex Civil Litigation: Fact Sheet
Discusses complex litigation and the advantages of a complex litigation department over a separate business court. Describes current projects and recommendations of the Complex Civil Litigation Task Force.

Evaluation of the Centers for Complex Civil Litigation Pilot Program (June 2003)
The National Center for State Courts' final report evaluating the effectiveness of the program, including key findings and recommendations.

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