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Symposium Reflections: A Rulemaking Perspective, Edward H. Cooper Jan 2006

Symposium Reflections: A Rulemaking Perspective, Edward H. Cooper

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These reflections seek to situate this most excellent Symposium in the rulemaking process. All contributors are working with an eye to that process. Their goal is to achieve a better understanding of how offer-ofjudgment rules actually work in practice. The major focus is on Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as it has affected practice in actions brought under fee-shifting statutes, but Professor Yoon's article adds insights into state practice in the very different world of automobile accident claims. There is no reason to attempt to summarize or synthesize the papers or discussions that stand so ...


Rewriting Shutts For Fun, Not To Profit, Edward H. Cooper Jan 2006

Rewriting Shutts For Fun, Not To Profit, Edward H. Cooper

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It has not been easy to reconcile contemporary class-action practice with traditional adversary procedure. For that matter, it is not easy to craft a unitary "class-action" procedure that serves well the many different purposes pursued by the many different species of class actions. The practice has flourished, but few would dare say it has really matured. Many problems remain.