This website contains information about class actions, law and a wide variety of subjects of interest to lawyers and the general public. The total number of links to information exceed 4500. In order to find information related to a particular subject, we recommend you do the following: (1) Review the information below; (2) Search this site using our internal search engine and then (3) utilize the search engine forms on our Web Search Page. Information found on ourSite Map may also be of help in locating desired information.
Where do I find information about a particular class action?
If a class action was recently filed, settled or reported in the news, try Lawsuits in the News or our Notices Page. Also, some references may be found from sources listed on our legal news page. Visit the sites that contain notice or class information listed on our related sources page. As a practical matter, no single site in the world can contain all information about class action litigation. Courts do not require any one single depository be established, many cases have settled in past years and decades, and classes usually have limited claims filing periods.
Where do I find information about a class actions generally?
If you are looking for general information about class action litigation, you could review our FAQ page or the FCAPM. Also, you might care to review the articles posted in our Law Library. Finally, you might want to review the Manual for Complex Litigation posted on the Federal Judicial Center Website. If you go to a law library, the leading treatise on class action litigation is Conte & Newberg, Newberg on Class Actions, Third (1992).
The passage of the Federal Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 has brought changes to the area of class action law. The courts are in the beginning process of interpreting this act. For information on the wording of this Act or recent court cases heard under the new provisions, you might want to visit our page dealing with theFederal Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.
What is this "Acrobat Reader" that so many things seem to require?
That would be Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is a program that allows the user to read .pdf format files. The .pdf format is a method of storing documents in a relatively compact size without losing any pictures and specialized formatting. Acrobat Reader is available at the Adobe website.
How do I research a legal question?
A good starting point is to review the sources of information listed which may be found on our FAQ Page.
Where can I find information about general legal subjects?
Websites containing general legal information may be found on our General Law page.
What other types of information are available?
The Trial Lawyer page contains links to safety related sites, professional and technical organizations, and sources which may be of interest in trial preparation, and researching industry standards. Also, Medical, Toxicology and Chemical Hazards information is available on the Medical-Toxicology Page. Sites with useful information on Consumer law are available on the Consumer Sites Page. Anatomy, Insurance Industry, writing and grammar aids, dictionaries, personal planners, encyclopedias, scientific information and Public Records information are available on the Reference Page. Federal Court Rules and Opinions are available on the Law Links page. A site search for other information may be conducted on the Site Search Page. Government websites, documents and information accessible through the internet may be found on our Government Links Page or the Government Search Engine Pape.
The Legal Research page contains links to subjects including:
- State Law Sites
- Foreign Law
- Historical Documents
- Topical Directories of Law
- General Legal Sites
The Federal Courts page contains links to all known Federal Courts and on-line federal opinions. Government agency information, directories and links to all known branches of government may be found on the Government Page.
There are also many miscellaneous sources of information, including everything from phonebooks to the weather on this site. Feel free to browse the pages.