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Class Action Curbs Defeated in Calif.

Posted May 10, 2007 7:40 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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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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