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NCLC’s Consumer Class Actions (9th ed. Nov. 2016) (733 pp.) is now available in print and online. This is the indispensable resource for anyone involved with class actions—from small offices co-counseling their first class action to a large class action law firm:

All subscribers to either Consumer Class Actions or the complete 20 treatise set can log on now to access online the new treatise’s chapters and appendices, scores of sample pleadings and documents covering every aspect of a class action, and key primary sources and practice tools. The online version allows you to search and copy/paste, download, or email what you need.

Print & online subscribers to Consumer Class Actions or the complete 20 treatise will also receive their print edition by early November—these are sent at no additional charge as part of a print & online subscription.

Non-subscribers can browse the treatise’s table of contents, index, summary, and list of pleadings at to see how invaluable this treatise is to a small office co-counseling their first class action or to a major class action firm. Ordering online gives you instant online access to the full treatise and sample pleadings, primary sources, and practice tools. The print edition will be sent out immediately to those ordering a print & online subscription ($140).


About the Authors

Consumer Class Actions is authored by a unique collaboration of NCLC experts and 12 experienced class action attorneys around the country:

Stuart T. Rossman, NCLC’s director of litigation.
Charles Delbaum, NCLC’s senior class actions litigator.
Robert M. Bramson, partner in Bramson, Plutzik, Mahler & Birkhaeuser (California).
Michael D. Donovan, founding member of Donovan Litigation Group (Pennsylvania).
Stephen Gardner, counsel to Stanley Law Group (Texas).
Thomas Grande, with a practice in Hawaii.
Shennan Kavanagh, formerly a partner with Klein, Kavanagh Costello (Massachusetts).
Seth R. Lesser, partner with Klafter Olsen & Lesser (New York).
Elizabeth Maresca, clinical professor at Fordham Law School and supervising attorney of the school’s Federal Tax Clinic.
Michael J. Quirk, a partner with Williams Cuker Berezofsky (Pennsylvania).
Michael W. Sobol, partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein (California).
Ariana Tadler, partner at Milberg LLP (New York).
Beth E. Terrell, founding member of Terrell Marshall Law Group (Washington State).
Vildan A. Teske, partner at Teske, Micko, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel (Minnesota).

For more information on each of these authors and their class action expertise, go to this link.


What’s New in the Ninth Edition (November 2016)

The Ninth Edition of Consumer Class Actions has been thoroughly re-organized and updated, with the following highlights:

  • • Standing law since Spokeo
  • • Settlement tenders after Campbell-Ewald
  • • Implications of Tyson Foods for class-wide proof
  • • New Fed. R. Civ. P. discovery amendments
  • • Tax considerations in settlements
  • • Updated analysis and reprint of each state’s class action rules
  • • New NACA class action guidelines

As new developments warrant, the online version is constantly updated.


Sample Pleadings and Practice Tools

The online version includes scores of sample pleadings and documents in Word format that can be searched, copy/pasted, downloaded, or printed, covering every aspect of a class action:

  • • Client Letters
  • • Co-Counsel Letters
  • • Class complaints
  • • Standing briefs after Spokeo
  • • Remand motions
  • • Multi-district litigation
  • • Appointment of interim class counsel
  • • Protective Motions
  • • Preliminary injunctions
  • • Class discovery
  • • Class certification
  • • Trial plans
  • • Jury trial voir dire
  • • Jury instructions and verdict forms
  • • Settlements, offers of judgment, and judgments
  • • Objections to settlements
  • • Class notices
  • • Appeals

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