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State Supreme Court applies lessons of Dukes to toxic tort class action
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2011

Louisiana's Supreme Court last week reversed the certification of a class action brought by property owners over the alleged release of contaminants from a wood-treating site


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


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


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


Court permits plaintiffs to evade CAFA mass action reach
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

Readers know that one of the effects of the Class Action Fairness Act has been to encourage plaintiff counsel to get creative in ways to defeat federal jurisdiction and keep mass torts and class actions in state courts


Court of Appeals vacates premature class certification
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2011

The 11th Circuit earlier this month vacated the district court's premature certification of a class of property owners allegedly harmed by releases from a nearby industrial facility


Jury rejects medical monitoring claim in coal dust litigation
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2011

A West Virginia jury last week ruled in favor of defendant Massey Energy Co. in a class action accusing the company of exposing plaintiffs from an elementary school to toxic coal dust


Marital privilege over emails rejected in oil spill litigation
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2011

The massive litigation over the Gulf oil spill has spawned a wide range of significant legal issues


Court of Appeals vacates class certification in toxic tort case
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2011

The Fifth Circuit has vacated the decision of the trial court in granting class status to a group of plaintiffs alleging that a refinery exposed them to toxic dust


Supreme Court agrees to hear greenhouse gas case
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court announced earlier this month that it will indeed hear the challenge to a court of appeals decision allowing several states to pursue a public nuisance suit against various utilities for their greenhouse gas emissions