Illinois Bar Journal

Author Index James E. Pfander

The Playmate and the Probate Exception

By James E. Pfander
June
2006
Column
, Page 320
The probate exception lay dormant for decades, but Anna Nicole Smith's case revived it.

The Geography of Class Litigation

By James E. Pfander
March
2006
Column
, Page 148
The federal and state high courts have shown a sophisticated understanding of the territorial reach of regulatory power. 

Avery Raises Doubts About the Class Action Fairness Act

By James E. Pfander
December
2005
Column
, Page 648
The supreme court's recent class-action certification case calls the need for CAFA into question.

Standing on Shaky Ground

By James E. Pfander
September
2005
Column
, Page 480
While the Illinois Supreme Court's most recent qui tam case is a victory for plaintiffs, it further clouds standing doctrine.

Adding Insult to Overseas Injury: A Failure of the Forum Non Doctrine

By James E. Pfander
June
2005
Column
, Page 314
Under current doctrine, foreign mass-tort plaintiffs are often left with little or nothing.

The Substance and Procedure of Class Action Reform

By James E. Pfander
March
2005
Column
, Page 144
Make no mistake – the Federal Class Action Fairness Act will bring sweeping changes.

Judicial Ping-Pong

By James E. Pfander
December
2004
Column
, Page 652
A new law allows more discrimination claims against the state.

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