As part of their attack on Rule 23 class certification, defendants have asserted various theories to support discovery of the representative plaintiffs' financial resources. This Note examines the underlying reasons for these discovery requests and the mixed reactions of the federal courts. The author then advances an approach that balances the legitimate interests of both plaintiffs and defendants while not unduly discouraging class suits.
Betty C. Bullock,
Discovery of Plaintiffs' Financial Situation in Federal Class Actions: Heading 'em Off at the Passbook,
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