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Dukes applied to reconsideration of class certification
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2011

A state court recently denied the motion of a group of Michigan residents to certify a class action regarding their dioxin claims against Dow Chemical Co. See Henry v. Dow Chemical Co., No. 03-47775-NZ (Saginaw County, Mich., Cir. Ct., 71811


Plaintiffs attacking Fiji's green water sing the blues
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2011

A California appeals court last week affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action in which plaintiffs accused Fiji Water Co. LLC of improperly promoting its bottled water


Court of appeals rejects medical monitoring class action
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2011

The Third Circuit last week affirmed a lower court decision denying class certification in a medical monitoring case alleging vinyl chloride exposures


MDL court rules on availability of punitive damages in Gulf oil spill litigation
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2011

The MDL court overseeing the claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has ruled that plaintiffs can seek punitive damages against allegedly responsible parties in economic loss and property damage suits


Supreme Court decides global warming case
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

In the third of our trilogy this week, let's take a look at the Supreme Court's decision in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, No. 10-174 (U.S. 62011


Supreme Court hears oral argument in Second Circuit "global warming" case
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

We have posted before about the climate change or so-called global warming litigation


Plutonium class action in Supreme Court
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court last week invited the Solicitor General to weigh in on the issues in a significant class action, in which the plaintiffs allege plutonium contamination


Medical monitoring claim rejected in rail spill
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2011

The Sixth Circuit recently rejected the medical monitoring claims of a putative class of residents of a small Ohio town who alleged exposure to chemicals released after a CSX Transportation Inc. train accidentally derailed


A picture worth a thousand words under Twombly?
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2011

We have posted about plaintiffs attorneys seeking to exploit the valuable and significant economic boon that is hydraulic fracturing


Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in climate change case
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2011

The Ninth Circuit recently heard oral argument in a potentially significant case raising climate change issues