Louisiana Law Review


Class certification (Law), Forum non conveniens, Lis pendens, Norfolk Southern Corp. -- Trials; litigation; etc., Louisiana. Supreme Court, Class actions (Civil procedure) -- Louisiana, Chemical spills


The article focuses on determination of whether a purported class action meets the requirements for class certification under Louisiana's class action procedures. Two Louisiana Supreme Court cases discussed include Price v. Martin, in which the Court granted certiorari to review whether the lower courts correctly applied the commonality requirement and Alexander v. Norfolk Southern Corp, dealing with chemical spill. Other topics include class action Lis Pendens, forum non conveniens.

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