Civil Law

The Role of Civil Forfeiture: Are Forfeiture-of-Assets Proceedings Fair or in Need of Reform?

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

Under federal law, property is forfeited if it is contraband, if it is an instrumentality of a criminal offense, or if it is constituting, derived from, or traceable to any […]

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Guidelines & Best Practices for Implementing the 2015 Discovery Amendments to Achieve Proportionality

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

The Winter 2016 edition of Judicature originally contained excerpts from the Guidelines and Best Practices Guidelines & Best Practices for Implementing the 2015 Discovery Amendments to Achieve Proportionality report published by […]

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A Report from the Proportionality Roadshow

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

Recommendations from the Bench and Bar in 17 Cities on Implementing the 2015 Proportionality Amendments 6 MONTHS. 17 CITIES. 20,000 MILES. From November 2015 to May 2016, the “Proportionality Roadshow” […]

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Cain questions court funding, highlights best practices for proportionality

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

Cain v. City of New Orleans (15-cv-04479) brings into sharp relief issues threatening the judiciary’s legitimacy, while simultaneously providing a procedural roadmap applying the 2015 discovery-proportionality amendments — themes highlighted […]

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The Zooming of Federal Civil Litigation

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

Two great forces are upon us. One is COVID-19, a highly infectious disease that has disrupted society around the globe.1 The other is the constant push of technological advancement, which […]

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The Conservative Case for Class Actions

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Summer 2020 | Volume 104 Number 2

POINT / COUNTERPOINT Should conservatives embrace class actions as the alternative to government regulation for policing corporate misconduct? Affection for the class-action lawsuit has typically split along political lines, with […]

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