Articles Tagged Federal Rules

C. Douglas Floyd, In Honor of Walter O. Weyrauch: Three Faces of Supplemental Jurisdiction after the Demise of United Mine Workers V. Gibbs

60 Fla. L. Rev. 277 (2008) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: In United Mine Workers v. Gibbs, the Supreme Court rejected the narrow “cause of action” test announced in Hurn v. Oursler for what was then termed pendent-claim jurisdiction in favor of a broader “common nucleus of operative fact” standard. In subsequent cases, the […]

Christopher R. Leslie, The Significance of Silence: Collective Action Problems and Class Action Settlements

59 Fla. L. Rev. 71 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: When the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure first provided for a class action vehicle, hopes were high that individuals would be able to act collectively to hold corporations liable for small injuries imposed upon large numbers of victims. But after almost forty years […]