Friday, June 10, 2016

Agency Class Actions In Action

The Administrative Conference of the United States voted to approve recommendations written by Professor Adam Zimmerman for almost all federal agencies. The recommendations, co-authored by Michigan State's Michael Sant'Ambrogio, recommend that federal agencies use class actions and other complex procedures in their own hearings.

Zimmerman says:

"Because agencies hear far more cases than federal and state courts, this is a big deal--for injured veterans, coal miners, consumers and others long denied the use of these kinds of procedures to commence and resolve their cases. Our recommendations will be published in the federal register and apply to all federal agencies that adjudicate claims."

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