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Federal court denies certification of MP3 class action - again

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2012

A New Jersey federal court last week declined to certify a proposed class in a suit over alleged defects in the Zune MP3 player's display screen

State supreme court rejects tolling based on prior class action

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2012

A state's supreme court ruled earlier this month that the filing of a putative class action in another state does not stop the clock on the running of the Virginia statute of limitations for absent class members

Consumer fraud class action decertified in drug case

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

A state appeals court last week de-certified a class action by consumers over alleged misrepresentations in marketing a drug

Federal court upholds "bare-metal" defense

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2012

A federal court last week became the latest to refuse to hold a defendant liable for injuries allegedly caused by asbestos-containing parts manufactured by others but used with the defendant's products

Federal court denies class certification after Daubert analysis

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

A federal court late last month declined to certify three classes of consumers in litigation claiming that a defect in Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc.'s motorcycles caused severe wobbling and instability

Class certification denied in baby formula case

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2012

A federal court last week denied class certification in a lawsuit over insect parts allegedly found in baby formula, recognizing that the claims raised multiple individual issues

Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of FEMA trailer claims

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2012

The Fifth Circuit last week upheld the dismissal of putative class actions filed by Mississippi and Alabama residents against the federal government alleging trailers provided to Hurricane Katrina-impacted citizens contained hazardous levels of formaldehyde

Junk food junk science exposed

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2012

Much of the litigation our clients confront on a daily basis seems predicated on the philosophy that all predicaments, all injuries, must be the fault of someone else

Court of appeals compels arbitration, not class litigation

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2012

The role of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in alleged consumer product defect cases continues to be a hotly disputed issue

Study examines impact of FDA drug risk communications

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2012

A recurring topic here at MassTortDefense is the role of hazard communications in product safety, and the related issues of a consumer reading, heeding, or relying on such warnings