August 06, 2021

Updated Class Actions Chapter in the Newest Edition of the ABA’s Franchise Litigation Handbook

Business litigation partner Kerry Bundy, with help from associate Rory Collins, coauthored the chapter on class actions in the American Bar Association’s The Franchise Litigation Handbook, Second Edition, updating her 2010 contribution.

In chapter four, Bundy covers a variety of topics related to franchise class actions, beginning with an introductory overview. She continues by addressing:

  • Class certification in the franchise context
  • The role of discovery in class actions
  • Procedural issues that frequently arise in franchise-related class actions
  • Settlements in class actions
  • Contractual devices to avoid class actions
  • Representative actions brought by franchisee associations

As franchising has continued to proliferate as a method for distributing goods and services, The Franchise Litigation Handbook, Second Edition serves as a resource for practitioners who represent franchisees and franchisors in disputes that arise in this type of business relationship. Written for franchise lawyers to use during litigation, the book explains what works, what doesn’t and what to expect at each stage of a franchise dispute.

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