IADC amicus brief program.


The International Association of Defense Counsel has an active amicus curiae program, submitting briefs on issues of importance to IADC members and their clients. Through its amicus participation, the IADC has helped shape the law surrounding product liability, arbitration, class actions, attorney client privilege, punitive damages, civil discovery, standing, jurisdiction, and tort reform. This section of the Defense Counsel Journal is dedicated to highlighting recent amicus briefs so that the Journal's readers can benefit from the insights presented therein.

In ABM Industries, Inc. v. Marley Castro and Lucia Marmolejo (No. 15-1427, June 24, 2016), the International Association of Defense Counsel filed a brief in support of petitioners ABM Industries argument that an action brought under state law authorizing a plaintiff to pursue claims on behalf of absent persons and to obtain a judgment binding is a "class action " that is removable to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). In ABM Industries...

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