The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: Developing Trends One Year Later was prepared in 2007 by the Commercial Litigation Group of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: Developing Trends One Year Later is a follow-up book to Hinshaw’s The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: Navigating Through Its Sea of Uncertainties. The publication includes an in-depth examination of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (Act). The book details the Act’s major provisions, generally and from a historical perspective. It also lays out the intended and potential other effects of the law and to what extent those results were realized in the year following passage of the statute. The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: Developing Trends One Year Later is designed to help readers comprehend the Act and gain a better appreciation of how to conduct litigation with regard to it.For further information, please contact a member of Hinshaw’s Commercial Litigation Group or your regular Hinshaw attorney.This booklet has been prepared by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. It is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship.