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The author presents the practical problems of consumer test-case litigation. Writing in an informal, anecdotal style, he addresses himself to law students, telling them of the many obstacles they will face in this type of practice. The author relates the innumerable and exasperating delaying tactics employed by his adversaries in several cases now being litigated. Looking beyond the theoretical efficacy of test-case litigation as a solution to the morass of consumers' grievances, the author's experiences suggest the need for basic reform of state procedure in order to permit more speedy resolution of the issues raised by such litigation.

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44 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 115-158 (1969)