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Linda S. Mullenix

  • Morris & Rita Atlas Chair in Advocacy

Publications

Books

  • Civil Procedure (West Academic, Blackletter Series, 2d ed. 2014).
  • Leading Cases in Civil Procedure (St. Paul: Thomson/West, 2nd ed. 2012; 1st ed. 2010).
  • Federal Courts in the 21st Century: Cases and Materials (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 3rd ed. 2007 with Howard K. Fink, Thomas D. Rowe, Jr., & Mark V. Tushnet; 2nd ed. 2002; Teacher's Manual 3rd ed. 2007 with Howard K. Fink, Thomas D. Rowe, Jr., & Mark V. Tushnet; 2nd ed. 2002; Update 2010; 2009; 2008; 2006; 2005; 2004; 2003; Charlottesville, VA: Michie, 1st ed. 1996; Teacher's Manual 1998 with Howard K. Fink, Thomas D. Rowe, Jr., & Mark V. Tushnet; Update 1999 with Howard P. Fink, Thomas D. Rowe, Jr., & Mark V. Tushnet; 1998; 1997).
  • Mass Tort Litigation: Cases and Materials (St. Paul: West, 2nd ed. 2008; 1st ed. 1996; Update 2010; 1999; 1998; 1997; Teacher's Manual 2nd ed. 2008; 1st ed. 1996).
  • Civil Procedure (St. Paul: Thomson/West, 2004).
  • State Class Actions: Practice and Procedure (2 vols.; Chicago: CCH, 2000; Annual Update 2001).
  • Restatement of the Law (Third): The Law Governing Lawyers (2 vols.; St. Paul: American Law Institute Publishers, 2000, reporter, with others).
  • Materials for Mass Litigation in the European Union (Innsbruck, Austria: St. Mary's University School of Law, Institute on World Legal Problems, 1999, editor; Supplement 1996, compiler).
  • Understanding Federal Courts and Jurisdiction (New York: Matthew Bender, 1998, with Martin Redish & Georgene Vairo).
  • Civil Procedure: Exam Pro (St. Paul: Thomson/West, 2nd ed. 2007; St. Paul: West, 1998).
  • Civil Procedure (Aspen RoadMap series; New York: Aspen Law & Business, 1997).
  • Report of the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Task Force on Class Actions Concerning Proposed Changes to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (1997, Reporter).
  • Federal Courts (Santa Monica, CA: Casenotes Publishing Co., 1997, with Howard P. Fink).
  • 17 Moore's Federal Practice: Venue; Interrelationship of State and Federal Courts (New York: Matthew Bender, 3rd ed. 1997, with Georgene M. Vairo).
  • Report and Plan of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Oct. 1991, Co-Reporter).
  • Brief for the Respondent, United States v. Henry, 447 U.S. 264 (1980).
  • De Facto Political Obligation: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives (Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1977).

Articles

  • Gaming the System: Protecting Consumers from Unconscionable Contractual Forum-Selection and Arbitration Clauses [Symposium: Forum Selection after Atlantic Marine], 66 Hastings Law Journal 719 (2015).
  • Ending Class Actions As We Know Them: Rethinking the American Class Action [Symposium: The 2014 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium American Dispute Resolution in 2020: The Death of Group Vindication and the Law], 64 Emory Law Journal 399 (2014).
  • Securities Class Actions: For Whom the Bell Tolls, 42 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases (October 6, 2014)(accepted for publication but withdrawn when cert was dismissed as improvidently granted in Public Employees’ Retirement System v. IndyMac MBS, Inc., No. 13-640). [Available as University of Texas School of Law Public Law and Legal Theory Research Papers Series Number 569].
  • Putting Proponents to Their Proof: Evidentiary Rules at Class Certification, 82 George Washington Law Review 606 (2014).
  • The Fraud on the Market Presumption in Securities Class Actions: Déjà Vu All Over Again, 5 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 216 (February 24, 2014) (Halliburton Co. and Lesar v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.).
  • Think the High Court is Pro-Corporate? Not Here; Companies Unable to Remove State Brought Consumer Protection Cases to Federal Court, National Law Journal, February 3, 2014, at 13.
  • Class Actions Shrugged: Mass Actions and the Future of Aggregate Litigation [Symposium: The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: Perspectives and Predictions], 32 Review of Litigation 591 (2013).
  • Clash of the Sovereigns I: The Class Action Fairness Act and State Parens Patrie Actions, 2 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 62 (Nov. 4, 2013).
  • Does What Happens in Vegas Really Stay in Vegas?: Revisiting the Personal Jurisdiction “Effects Test” and Proper Venue, 2 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 98 (Nov. 4, 2013).
  • Clash of the Sovereigns II: Does the Younger Abstention Doctrine Distinguish Between Coercive and Remedial State Court Proceedings?, 2 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 67 (Nov. 4, 2013).
  • The $7 Billion Stanford Ponzi Scheme: Class Litigation Against Third Party Actors Under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, 41 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 33 (October 7, 2013).
  • Due Process, General Personal Jurisdiction, and F-Cubed Litigation: The Extraterritorial Reach of American State Courts Over Foreign Nation Corporations for Alleged Human Rights Violations, 41 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 23 (October 7, 2013).
  • The Not-So-Effective Vindication Decision, National Law Journal, September 8, 2013, at 30.
  • The Court’s 2012 Class Act: A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That, 8 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 328 (August 10, 2013).
  • Aggregate Litigation and the Death of Democratic Dispute Resolution, 107 Northwestern University Law Review 511 (2013).
  • Class Action Cacophony at the Supreme Court, National Law Journal, April 15, 2013, at 28.
  • Fixing Personal Jurisdiction, Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), April 15, 2013.
  • Professor Ed Cooper: Zen Minimalist [Symposium: Honoring Professor Edward Cooper], 46 Michigan Journal of Law Reform 661 (2013).
  • Round Five and Down for the Count? Class Arbitration on the Ropes - Again, 6 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 270 (March 18, 2013).
  • Arbitrating Federal Antitrust Claims, Class Action Waivers, and the "Effective Vindication" Doctrine, 5 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 191 (February 27, 2013) (American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant).
  • Gaming Removal Under the Class Action Fairness Act: Can a Plaintiff Stipulate to Less than the Requisite Amount-in-Controversy to Evade Removal? 4 Preview of U. S. Supreme Court Cases 147 (January 7, 2013) (Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles).
  • Mass Tort Funds and the Election of Remedies: The Need for Informed Consent [Symposium 2012], 31 Review of Litigation 833 (2012).
  • Dubious Doctrines: The Quasi-Class Action, 80 University of Cincinnati Law Review 389 (2012).
  • Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc. v. Shute: The Titanic of Worst Decisions [Symposium: The Worst Supreme Court Case Ever?], 12 Nevada Law Journal 549 (2012).
  • The 25th Anniversary of the Summary Judgment Trilogy: Much Ado About Very Little, 43 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 561 (2012).
  • Class Action Roundup: A Little Something for Everyone, 38 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 330 (August 6, 2011).
  • Will the Fifth Circuit Get to Keep Its Oscar?: The Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption in Certification of a Securities Fraud Class Action, 38 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 284 (April 18, 2011) (Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co.). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/magazine/wp/wp-content/uploads/magazine/ABA_Preview_Mullenix_Ford_Halliburton.pdf>
  • What Wal-Mart Case Means for Women, CNN, March 31, 2011. <http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/03/30/mullenix.class.action.walmart/index.html>
  • Walmart Women Watch and Wait, Guardian, March 30, 2011. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/mar/30/walmart-women-sex-bias-class-action>
  • Attention Female Workers: Will Wal-Mart Roll Back the Largest Employment Discrimination Class Action Ever?, 38 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 249 (March 21, 2011) (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/magazine/wp/wp-content/uploads/magazine/ABA_Preview_Mullenix_WMvDukes.pdf>
  • A Second Bite at the Certification Apple in State Court?, National Law Journal, March 21, 2011, at 12.
  • Federal Courts: Restraining Multiple Bites at the Class Certification Apple: May a Federal Court Enjoin a State Court from Relitigating Class Certification Denial? 38 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 181 (January 10, 2011) (Smith v. Bayer Corp.). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/magazine/wp/wp-content/uploads/magazine/Smith.pdf>
  • Federal Courts: Where a Federal Statute is Silent, Do Third-Party Beneficiaries of a Government Contract Have a Right to Sue? 38 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 170 (January 10, 2011) (Astra USA, Inc. v. County of Santa Clara, CA). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/magazine/wp/wp-content/uploads/magazine/Astra.pdf>
  • Federal Civil Procedure: Outsourcing Liability: General and Specific Jurisdiction Over Foreign National Corporations in American State Courts, 38 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 174 (January 10, 2011) (Goodyear v. Luxembourg Tires, S.A. v. Brown and J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, et ux). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/magazine/wp/wp-content/uploads/magazine/Goodyear.pdf>
  • Prometheus Unbound: The Gulf Coast Claims Facility as a Means for Resolving Mass Tort Claims - A Fund Too Far, 71 Louisiana Law Review 819 (2011).
  • Federal Class Actions: A Near-Death Experience in a Shady Grove [Symposium: Aggregate Litigation: Critical Perspectives], 79 George Washington Law Review 448 (2011). View Article
  • A Recent Blow for Third-Party-Payor-Plaintiffs, National Law Journal, October 18, 2010, at 32. View Article
  • Federal Class Actions Don't Yield to State Laws, National Law Journal, May 31, 2010, at 18.
  • Civil Procedure: The Name Game: When is a Mistake a Mistake?--Parsing Rule 15 on the Relation-Back Doctrine of Amendments to Complaints, 37 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 326 (April 19, 2010) (Krupski v. Costa Crociere S.p.A.).
  • Dropping the Spear: The Case for Enhanced Summary Judgment Prior to Class Certification [Symposium: The Future of Summary Judgement], 43 Akron Law Review 1197 (2010). View Article
  • Nine Lives: The Punitive Damage Class, 58 University of Kansas Law Review 845 (2010).
  • When States Limit Class Action Litigation, National Law Journal, December 14, 2009, at 14.
  • Are All National Corporations Now Californians? Defining a Corporation's "Principal Place of Business" for Diversity of Citizenship Purposes, 37 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 83 (November 2, 2009) (Hertz Corp. v. Friend, et al.).
  • May a Federal Court Dismiss a Class Action That is Barred by State Law, or Does Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 Prevail? 37 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 72 (November 2, 2009) (Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates v. Allstate Ins. Co).
  • Reversing a Denial of Class Certification, National Law Journal, July 27, 2009, at 14.
  • Complex Litigation: Class Action Wavers, National Law Journal, April 6, 2009, at 23.
  • Complex Litigation: Class Certification, National Law Journal, January 26, 2009, at 9.
  • Strange Bedfellows: The Politics of Preemption [Symposium: Access to the Courts in the Roberts Era], 59 Case Western Reserve Law Review 837 (2009).
  • Punitive Damages Redux: How Many Times Does Oregon Get to Punish Big Tobacco?, 36 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 172 (December 1, 2008) (Williams v. Philip Morris USA).
  • Complex Litigation: Mortgage Rescission, National Law Journal, November 10, 2008, at 16.
  • CAFA, 11th Amendment, National Law Journal, September 1, 2008, at 12.
  • Tobacco Light Action Dims, National Law Journal, April 14, 2008, at 13.
  • CAFA Jurisdiction, National Law Journal, February 4, 2008, at 13.
  • Class Action Settlements in the United States, 59 Studi Urbinati di Scienze Giuridiche, Politiche ed Economiche 407 (2008) [Published in Italian].
  • CAFA and Coupons, National Law Journal, November 12, 2007, at 24.
  • The Cost of CAFA, National Law Journal, August 27, 2007, at 13.
  • Complex Litigation: Troubling 'Twombly,' National Law Journal, June 11, 2007, at 13.
  • Complex Litigation: CAFA Cacaphony, National Law Journal, January 22, 2007, at 13.
  • Complex Litigation: CAFA Exceptions, National Law Journal, October 23, 2006, at 12.
  • Complex Litigation: CAFA 'Carve-Outs,' National Law Journal, September 4, 2006, at 12.
  • Complex Litigation: CAFA Appeals, National Law Journal, July 3, 2006, at 12.
  • Complex Litigation: CAFA's $5M Question, National Law Journal, Feb. 27, 2006, at 13.
  • Should Federal Courts Continue to Apply the "Probate Exception" to Federal Jurisdiction?, 5 Preview of the United States Supreme Court Cases 274 (Feb. 21, 2006).
  • Gridlaw: The Enduring Legacy of Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Shutts, 74 University Of Missouri-Kansas City School Of Law Review 651 (2006).
  • The American Class Action Fairness Act and Forum Shopping American-Style, 31 The Geneva Papers On Risk And Insurance--Issues And Practice 357 (2006).
  • Complex Litigation: CAFA Proof Burdens, National Law Journal, Dec. 19-26, 2005, at 12.
  • The Award of Attorney Fees after Remand: Should the Court Adopt a Bright-Line Rule?, 2005-2006 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 78 (Oct. 31, 2005).
  • Complex Litigation: CAFA and Retroactivity, National Law Journal, Oct. 17, 2005, at 12. [Reprinted in Palm Beach Daily Business Review, October 31, 2008 at 10.]
  • Complex Litigation: Class Actions, National Law Journal, Aug. 15, 2005, at 11.
  • Complex Litigation: Work Product Protection, National Law Journal, June 13, 2005.
  • Parallel Federal and State Court Proceedings: The Rooker-Feldman Doctrine and Principles of Intersystem Comity, 2004-2005 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 290 (Feb. 22, 2005).
  • Zahn Revisited: Supplemental Jurisdiction Over Individual Claims to Satisfy Federal Diversity Jurisdiction, 2004-2005 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 263 (Feb. 22, 2005).
  • Complex Litigation:The New Rule 23(g), National Law Journal, Feb. 7, 2005, at 12.
  • Should Mississippi Adopt a Class Action Rule--Balancing the Equities: Ten Considerations That Mississippi Rulemakers Ought to Take into Account in Evaluating Whether to Adopt a State Class Action Rule, 24 Mississippi College Law Review 217 (2005).
  • Complex Litigation: RICO Class Actions, National Law Journal, Nov. 29, 2004, at 10.
  • Complex Litigation: The Zahn Morass, National Law Journal, Sept. 27, 2004, at 14.
  • Complex Litigation: To (b)(2) or Not to (b)(2)?, National Law Journal, July 26, 2004, at 12.
  • Complex Litigation: The Texas Touchdown, National Law Journal, May 24, 2004, at 13.
  • Complex Litigation: Negative Value Suits, National Law Journal, Mar. 22, 2004, at 11.
  • The Deadline for Determining Diversity: A World Without End, or Atlas Shrugged?, 2003-2004 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 240 (Feb. 16, 2004).
  • Complex Litigation: Claim Abandonment, National Law Journal, Jan. 19, 2004, at 11.
  • Standing and Other Dispositive Motions After Anchem and Ortiz: The Problem of "Logically Antecedent" Inquiries, 2004 Michigan State Law Review 703.
  • Taking Adequacy Seriously: The Inadequate Assessment of Adequacy in Litigation and Settlement Classes, 57 Vanderbilt Law Review 1687 (2004).
  • The Future of Tort Reform: Possible Lessons from the World Trade Center Victim Compensation Fund, 53 Emory Law Journal 1315 (2004).
  • Complex Litigation: Inroads on "Eisen," National Law Journal, Sept. 22, 2003, at 13.
  • Complex Litigation: Standing, National Law Journal, June 16, 2003, at 17.
  • Federal Arbitration Preemption of State Contract Law: When May an Arbitration Be Conducted on a Classwide Basis?, 2002-2003 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 419 (Apr. 18, 2003).
  • Complex Litigation--Revisiting Agent Orange, National Law Journal, Apr. 7, 2003, at B7.
  • Class Actions: Apocalypse Forever: Revisiting the Adequacy of the Agent Orange Settlement, Twenty-Five Years Later, 2002-2003 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 274 (Feb. 21, 2003).
  • Complex Litigation: Class Actions II, National Law Journal, Jan. 13, 2003, at B7.
  • No Exit: Mandatory Class Actions in the New Millenium and the Blurring of Categorical Imperatives, 2003 University of Chicago Legal Forum 177.
  • The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund: Fund Approaches to Resolving Mass Tort Litigation, 9 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 121 (2002-2003) (with Kristen B. Stewart).
  • Judge Jack B. Weinstein, Tort Litigation, and the Public Good: A Roundtable Discussion to Honor One of America's Great Trial Judges on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday, 12 Journal of Law & Policy 149 (2003) (with several others).
  • Master Class--Class Actions I, National Law Journal, Nov. 4, 2002, at B9.
  • Let Us Count the Ways: How Should the Amount in Controversy Be Calculated in Diversity Class Actions?, 2002-2003 Preview of Supreme Court Cases 49 (Sept. 30, 2002).
  • Is the All Writs Act the Caulking Gun for Dual-System Class Action Litigation? , 2002-2003 Preview of Supreme Court Cases 44 (Sept. 30, 2002).
  • Master Class--Arbitration Clauses II, National Law Journal, Aug. 26, 2002, at B8.
  • Master Class--Arbitration Clauses, National Law Journal, June 3, 2002, at B9.
  • Master Class--Dispositive Motions, National Law Journal, Mar. 11, 2002, at B11.
  • Master Class--Rule Amendments, National Law Journal, Jan. 7, 2002, at B11.
  • Class Actions--The Party's Over: Do Spurned Class Action Objectors Have Appellate Rights to Further Protest?, 2001-2002 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 298.
  • Master Class--Class Communications, National Law Journal, Oct. 15, 2001, at B11.
  • The Practice: Making Contact, National Law Journal, July 23, 2001, at B11. [Reprinted in 11 Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter 951 (2001).]
  • Complex Litigation: Rule 23(f) Appeals, National Law Journal, May 14, 2001, at A11.
  • Complex Litigation: Issues of Adequacy, National Law Journal, Jan. 15, 2001, at A17.
  • Lessons from Abroad: Complexity and Convergence [Reuschlein Lecture], 46 Villanova Law Review 1 (2001).
  • Some Joy in Whoville: Rule 23(f), A Good Rulemaking, 69 Tennessee Law Review 97 (2001).
  • Complex Litigation: Primary Jurisdiction, National Law Journal, Sept. 25, 2000, at A16.
  • Complex Litigation: Certification Burdens, National Law Journal, July 3, 2000, at A14.
  • Complex Litigation: Defendant Classes, National Law Journal, Apr. 10, 2000, at A18.
  • Complex Litigation: Punitive Damages Class, National Law Journal, Jan. 24, 2000, at A18.
  • Re-Interpreting American Class Action Procedure: The United States Supreme Court Speaks, 5 Zeitschrift für Zivilprozeß International 337 (2000).
  • Abandoning the Federal Class Action Ship: Is There Smoother Sailing for Class Actions in Gulf Waters?, 74 Tulane Law Review 1709 (2000).
  • Complex Litigation: Multistate Actions, National Law Journal, Oct. 18, 1999, at B18.
  • Supreme Court Review: Court Nixes Latest Settlement Class, National Law Journal, Aug. 16, 1999, at B12.
  • Federal Practice--Complex Litigation: A New Hybrid, National Law Journal, Aug. 9, 1999, at B24.
  • Federal Practice--Complex Litigation: A Tort “Doorstop,” National Law Journal, June 21, 1999, at B10. [Reprinted in Texas Lawyer, Aug. 9, 1999, at 39.]
  • Federal Practice--Complex Litigation: Dueling Class Actions, National Law Journal, Apr. 26, 1999, at B18.
  • Federal Practice--Complex Litigation: Medical Monitoring, National Law Journal, Mar. 29, 1999, at B15.
  • Federal Practice--Complex Litigation: The Art of Intervening, National Law Journal, Jan. 18, 1999, at B17.
  • Resolving Aggregate Mass Tort Litigation: The New Private Law Dispute Resolution Paradigm [Monsanto Lecture in Tort Reform], 33 Valparaiso University Law Review 413 (1999).
  • Asbestos at the Crossroads: Will a Mandatory Settlement Class Pass Muster?, 1998-99 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 118.
  • One Free Shot: Must an Objector to a Shareholder's Derivative Settlement Intervene to Be Heard on Appeal?, 1998-99 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 179.
  • Federal Practice--Complex Litigation: Settlement Class at Issue in Ortiz Appeal, National Law Journal, Nov. 16, 1998, at B10.
  • Federal Practice--Complex Litigation: 5th Circuit Rejects Trial Plan for Asbestos Class, National Law Journal, Sept. 21, 1998, at B6.
  • Supreme Court Review: Court Preserves the Privileges of the Dead, National Law Journal, Aug. 10, 1998, at B13.
  • Getting Out of Dodge: May a Defendant Remove a State Case to Federal Court Based Solely on a Federal Preclusion Defense?, 1997-98 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 219.
  • Federal Removal, the Eleventh Amendment, State Remand, and Other Exercises in Futility, 1997-98 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 447.
  • The Pervasive Myth of Pervasive Discovery Abuse: The Sequel [Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, Conference on Discovery], 39 Boston College Law Review 683 (1998).
  • Getting to Shutts [Symposium in Honor of Prof. Robert Casad], 46 University of Kansas Law Review 727 (1998).
  • Conclusion: Practical Wisdom and Third-Generation Mass Tort Litigation [Symposium on Mass Tort Litigation], 31 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 551 (1998).
  • Supreme Court Review: Court Settles Settlement Class Issue, National Law Journal, Aug. 11, 1997, at B12.
  • Transferring a State Court Case to Federal Court: When Must the Grounds for Transfer Exist?, 1996-97 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 87.
  • Do Mandatory Monetary-Settlement Classes Violate Due Process?, 1996-97 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 221.
  • Must Settlement Classes Satisfy All the Requirements of Litigation Classes?, 1996-97 preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 296.
  • The Jurisprudence of Yogi Berra, 46 Emory Law Journal 697 (1997) (with 38 co-authors).
  • The Constitutionality of the Proposed Rule 23 Class Action Amendments [Symposium, Rule 23: Class Actions at the Crossroads], 39 Arizona Law Review 615 (1997).
  • High Court Should Review Mass Torts, National Law Journal, Oct. 7, 1996, at A19.
  • Supreme Court Review: New Opinions Defer to State Law, Courts, National Law Journal, July 29, 1996, at C5.
  • Punitive Damages Revisited: May a State Jury Impose Punitive Damages for Out-of-State Conduct and What Punitive Damages Are Excessive?, 1995-96 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 37.
  • Enforcing Class Settlements: Can Federal Courts Refuse to Give Effect to State Court Class Settlements That Release Exclusively Federal Claims?, 1995-96 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 108.
  • Declining to Decide: Is a Federal Court's Decision to Send a Case Back to State Court in Deference to Ongoing State Proceedings Immediately Appealable?, 1995-96 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 224.
  • Mass Tort Litigation and the Dilemma of Federalization [Symposium on The Federalization of State Law], 44 DePaul Law Review 755 (1995).
  • Multiforum Federal Practice: Ethics and Erie, 9 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 89 (1995).
  • Case One: Choice of Forum Clauses, 29 New England Law Review 517 (1995) (with Russell Weintraub et al.).
  • Case Three: Personal Jurisdiction, 29 New England Law Review 627 (1995) (with Russell Weintraub et al.).
  • Class Actions, Personal Jurisdiction, and Plaintiffs' Due Process: Implications for Mass Tort Litigation, [Symposium on 50th Anniversary of International Shoe Co. v. Washington] 28 U. C. Davis Law Review 871 (1995).
  • Judicial Power and The Rules Enabling Act, 46 Mercer Law Review 733 (1995).
  • Federal Abstention in Declaratory Judgement Actions, 1994-95 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 275.
  • Supreme Court Review: Court Sets New Rules in Key Areas, National Law Journal, Aug. 15, 1994, at C7.
  • Unfinished Symphony: The Complex Litigation Project Rests, 54 Louisiana Law Review 977 (1994).
  • Mass Tort As Public Law Litigation: Paradigm Misplaced, 88 Northwestern University Law Review 579 (1994).
  • Discovery in Disarray: The Pervasive Myth of Pervasive Discovery Abuse and the Consequences for Unfounded Rulemaking [Symposium on Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990], 46 Stanford Law Review 1393 (1994).
  • Mandatory Class Actions That Include Monetary Claims: Do Absent Class Members Have a Due Process Right to Opt Out?, 1993-94 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 157.
  • Does the Claim Not to Be Tried Support Immediate Appeal of an Order That Sets Aside a Settlement Agreement?, 1993-94 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 153.
  • The Inherent Jurisdiction of Federal Courts to Enforce Settlement Agreements in Dismissed Cases, 1993-94 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 174.
  • Adversarial Justice, Professional Responsibility, and the New Federal Discovery Rules, 14 Review of Litigation 13 (1994).
  • Clarifying the Distinction Between Civil and Criminal Contempt: Problems of Prospective Penalties and Excessive Fines, 1993-94 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 87.
  • Should Congress Decide Civil Rules? No: Not a Subject to Wheel 'n Deal, National Law Journal, Nov. 22, 1993, at 15.
  • Supreme Court Review: Civil Rules Revisions a Mixed Bag, National Law Journal, Aug. 23, 1993, at S14.
  • Supreme Court Review: Questions Linger on Punitives and Evidence, National Law Journal, Aug. 23, 1993, at S4.
  • Double-Dipping Against Uncle Sam: Suing the Federal Government in Multiple Courts at the Same Time, 1992-93 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 304.
  • To Declare or Not to Declare: The Tension Between the Declaratory Judgment Act and Federal Abstention Doctrine, 1992-93 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 290.
  • The State's Right to be Free From Trial: Is the Denial of Sovereign Immunity Immediately Appealable?, 1992-93 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 4.
  • Unconstitutional Rulemaking: The Civil Justice Reform Act and Separation of Powers, 77 Minnesota Law Review 1283 (1993).
  • Supreme Court Review: Federal Jurisdiction is Addressed, National Law Journal, Aug. 31, 1992, at S4.
  • The Counter-Reformation in Procedural Justice, 77 Minnesota Law Review 375 (1992).
  • Federalizing Choice of Law in Mass Tort Litigation, 70 Texas Law Review 1623 (1992).
  • Personal Injury and State Action: Are Private State Torts Actionable Under the Federal Civil Laws?, 1991-92 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 88.
  • Another Easy Case, Some More Bad Law: Carnival Cruise Lines and the Contractual Personal Jurisdiction, 27 Texas International Law Journal 323 (1992).
  • Federal Courts and Family Law: Will the Courts Open Federal Court Doors to Domestic Relations Disputes? 1991-92 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 316.
  • Corporate Charters and the Problem of Talismanic Federal Question Jurisdiction, 1991-92 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 243.
  • On Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Willy's Thoughtful Removal and Rule 11, 1991-92 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 182.
  • Civil Justice Reform Comes to the Southern District of Texas: Creating and Implementing A Cost and Delay Reduction Plan Under The Civil Justice Act of 1990, 11 Review of Litigation 165 (1992).
  • Suing State Officials Under the Civil Rights Act: When is a Person not a Person?, 1991-92 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 48.
  • Supreme Court Review: Forum Shoppers Should Discover a Wider Market, National Law Journal, Aug. 19, 1991, at S12.
  • Supreme Court Review: Rule 11 Decisions Targeted Clients, Not Just Lawyers, National Law Journal, Aug. 19, 1991, at S9
  • Rule 11 Report--The Undefined Professional Responsibility of Clients: The Furthest Reach of Rule 11, Inside Litigation, Apr. 1991, at 9.
  • Problems in Complex Litigation, 10 Review of Litigation 213 (1991).
  • Selected Bibliography on Complex Litigation, 10 Review of Litigation 561 (1991).
  • The $1.5 Million Sanction: Testing the Inherent Power of Federal Courts to Sanction Parties by Awarding Attorney Fees, 1990-91 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 244.
  • Fee Simple: Is the Pro Se Attorney Entitled to Attorneys' Fees?, 1990-91 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 241.
  • If They Could Sue Me Now: Minimum Contacts on the Love Boat, 1990-91 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 135.
  • Sanctioning a Party Under Rule 11: To What Standard of Conduct Should A Client Be Held?, 1990-91 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 100.
  • Eire On Appeal: Deferential or De Novo Review?, 1990-91 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 97.
  • The Case of the Lawyer Who Filed Too Soon, 1990-91 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 34.
  • The Case of the Lawyer Who Filed Too Late, 1990-91 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 5.
  • With Malice Towards One: The "Heightened" Pleading of Constitutional Torts Against Federal Officials, 1990-91 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 258.
  • Beyond Consolidation: Post-Aggregative Procedure in Asbestos Mass Tort Litigation, 32 William & Mary Law Review 475 (1991).
  • Hope Over Experience: Mandatory Informal Discovery and the Politics of Rulemaking, 69 North Carolina Law Review 701 (1991).
  • Supreme Court Review: Justices Clarified Courts' Role on Sanctions and Attorney Fees, National Law Journal, Sept. 10, 1990, at 25.
  • Supreme Court Review: Badly Fractured Decisions Muddy Cases On Venue, National Law Journal, Aug. 13, 1990, at 99.
  • Back to the Future: A $16 Million Problem in the Retroactive Award of Postjudgment Interest, 1989-90 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 210.
  • Did Congress Mean What It Didn't Say About Reverse Direct Action Lawsuits?, 1989-90 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 50.
  • The Influence of History on Procedure: Volumes of Logic, Scant Pages of History, 50 Ohio State Law Journal 803 (1990).
  • Complex Litigation Reform and Article III Jurisdiction, 59 Fordham Law Review 169 (1990).
  • Interstate Compacts and the Eleventh Amendment, 1989-90 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 304.
  • The Reach of Rule 11: Sanctions, Appeals, and Voluntary Dismissals, 1989-90 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 314.
  • Court-Facilitated Notice in Age Discrimination Class Actions, 1989-90 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 26.
  • Is a Trial Court's Decision Not to Enforce a Forum Selection Clause Immediately Appealable?, 1988-89 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 388.
  • Suing on Borrowed Time: The Appropriate Statute of Limitations in Federal Civil Rights Cases, 1988-89 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 75.
  • The Post Judgment Request for Prejudgment Interest: When is a Final Decision Final?, 1988-89 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 153.
  • Pendent Parties Under the Federal Tort Claim Act: The Supreme Court, Round Two, 1988-89 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 301.
  • Review of Abstention: The Appealability of a Refusal to Refuse Jurisdiction, 1987-88 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 135.
  • When Federal Court Should Abstain: Should State Grand Juries Be Getting Any Younger?, 1987-88 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 53.
  • The New Untouchables: Subjecting Foreign Corporations to Federal Question Jurisdiction, 1987-88 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 18.
  • After Default: What State Process is Due?, 1987-88 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 147.
  • Review of Forum Non Conveniens and Immunity From Civil Suit, 1987-88 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 323.
  • User Friendly Civil Procedure: Pragmatic Proceduralism Slouching Away From Process Theory, 56 Fordham Law Review 1023 (1988) (essay reviewing Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure, by David Crump, William V. Dorsaneo III, Oscar Chase & Rex Perschbacher).
  • Tuckered Out in Federal Court: Splitting Claims Against the Government, 1987-88 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 422.
  • Another Choice of Forum, Another Choice of Law: Consensual Adjudicatory Procedure in Federal Court, 57 Fordham Law Review 291 (1988).
  • Desperately Seeking Texas: Federal Injunction of the World's Forum of Last Resort, 1987-88 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 354.
  • A Tull Tale of More Right Versus Less Filling: The Right to Trial by Jury in Federal Civil Penalty Cases, 1986-87 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 188.
  • Burying (With Kindness) the Felicific Calculus of Civil Procedure, 40 Vanderbilt Law Review 541 (1987).
  • Summary Judgment: Taming the Beast of Burdens, 10 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 433 (1987). [Reprinted in 37 Defense Law Journal 529 (1988).]
  • Federal Abstention of the Fourth Kind: The Judicial Administration Exception, 1985-86 Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 20.
  • Class Resolution of the Mass Tort Case: A Proposed Federal Procedure Act, 64 Texas Law Review 1039 (1986).
  • A Branch Too Far: Pruning the Abstention Doctrine, 75 Georgetown Law Journal 99 (1986).
  • The New Federal Express: Mail Service of Process Under Amended Rule 4, 4 Review of Litigation 299 (1985).
  • Creative Manipulation of Federal Jurisdiction: Is There Diversity After Death? 70 Cornell Law Review 1011 (1985).
  • The Valuation of an Educational Degree at Divorce, 16 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 277 (1983).

Reviews

  • Front-End Duties to the Class, Jotwell (The Journal of Thinks We Like Lots) (January 17, 2014), <http://courtslaw.jotwell.com/front-end-duties-to-the-class/> (reviewing Front-End Fiduciaries: Precertification Duties and Class Conflict, by Nick Landsman-Roos).
  • Back to the Futures: Privatizing Future Claims Resolution, 148 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1919 (2000).
  • Individual Justice in Mass Tort Litigation: The Effect of Class Actions, Consolidations, and Other Multiparty Devices, by Jack B. Weinstein. 5 Law & Politics Book Review 173 (1995).
  • Litigation and Inequality: Federal Diversity Jurisdiction in Industrial America, 1870-1958, by Edward A. Purcell Jr., 75 Social Science Quarterly 235 (1994).
  • God, Metaprocedure, and Metarealism at Yale, 87 Michigan Law Review 1139 (1989) (essay reviewing Procedure, by Robert M. Cover, Owen M. Fiss & Judith A. Resnik).
  • The Limits of Complex Equality, 97 Harvard Law Review 1801 (1984) (essay reviewing Spheres of Justice: a Defense of Pluralism and Equality, by Michael Walzer).
  • The Marriage Contract: Spouses, Lovers, and the Law, 15 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 759 (1982) (essay reviewing The Marriage Contract, by Lenore J. Weitzman).

Contributions

  • Report on Common Law Countries, in Os Processos Coletivos Nos Países de Civil Law e Common Law, Uma Análise de Directo Comparado 251 (São Paulo: Editora Revista dos Tribunais, 2nd ed. 2011) (Reporter, General Report for Common Law Countries. Co-reporters Ada Pellegrini Grinover & Kazuo Watanabe).
  • Settlements, in A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions 171 (Marcy Hogan Greer editor; Chicago: American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 2010). <http://tallons.law.utexas.edu/record=b1721543~S0>
  • American Exceptionalism and Convergence Theory: Are We There Yet?, in Common Law, Civil Law and the Future of Categories 41 (Janet Walker & Oscar Chase editors; Markham: LexisNexis, 2010) [Reprinted in 49 The Supreme Court Law Review 41 (2010)]. <http://tallons.law.utexas.edu/record=b1723647~S0>
  • Class Action Settlements in the United States, in La Conciliazione Collettiva 147 (Gregorio Gitti & Andrea Giussani eds.; Milan: Giuffre, 2009) [Published in Italian].
  • New Trends in Standing and Res Judicata in Collective Suits: General Report--Common Laws, in XIII Congresso Mundial de Direito Processual [XIII World Congress of Procedural Law] 500 (Ada Pellegrini Grinover & Petrônio Calmon, organizers; Rio de Janeiro: Forense; Brasília, DF: Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual, 2007).
  • Cutting Edge Issues and Strategies in Class Action Litigation, in Latest Developments in Class Action Law (Houston: Fulbright & Jaworski, 2005).
  • Developments in the Procedural Means for Resolution of Mass Tort Litigation in the United States, in Terrorism, Tort Law and Insurance: A Comparative Survey 204 (Bernhard A. Koch ed.; New York: Springer Verlag, 2004).
  • Lawyer's Work Product Immunity, Topic 3, Chapter 5 in Restatement of the Law Third, The Law Governing Lawyers (Philadelphia: American Law Institute, 1992).
  • Anti-Injunction Act and Applicable Law, in 1A Moore's Federal Practice, Part II (2nd ed.; Albany, NY: Matthew Bender, 1991).
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights: Hearings on Senate Concurrent Resolution 40 Before the Subcommittee on the Separation of Powers of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 98th Cong., 1st Sess., 149 (1983) (statement & testimony).

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