Posted May 10, 2007 12:40 pm CDT
A bill to restrict class action suits has been defeated in the California legislature.
The bill would have allowed defendants to appeal decisions to certify a class and to contact each class member to offer a settlement, according to the Recorder. It also would have switched responsibility to pay for notice from defendants to class proponents.
The state agency that supplies legislative research had supported the bill.
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