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Articles From 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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