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District court rejects supervisor liability for state employee's motor vehicle record data breach *

USA - September 25 2013
In a recent decision, the Federal District Court of Minnesota found that state agencies were not liable in a data breach class action suit involving…

Co-authors: Sammantha E. Clegg.


Seventh Circuit certifies washing machine class action on efficiency grounds *

USA - November 19 2012
In Butler v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., No. 11-8029 (7th Cir. Nov. 13, 2012), a decision authored by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit ruled that the question of predominance in class actions “is a question of efficiency,” whether it’s more efficient to litigate issues on a class-wide basis or all issues in separate trials.


Seventh Circuit allows settling plaintiff to appeal decertification *

USA - August 19 2012
The Seventh Circuit ruled recently in Espenscheid v. DirectSat USA, LLC, No. 12-1943, 2012 WL 3156326 (7th Cir. Aug. 6, 2012), that a class representative may appeal a class decertification order notwithstanding his havng settled with the defendant.


Seventh Circuit permits issue certification in the wake of Wal-Mart *

USA - March 2 2012
The Seventh Circuit's recent decision in McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch, No. 11-3639 (7th Cir. Feb. 24, 2012), exemplifies how courts are dealing with the Supreme Court's recent decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), at least in Title VII class certification settings.

Co-authors: Deborah H. Renner.