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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


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


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


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


Class rep who dismisses individual claim lacks standing to appeal denial of certification
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2011

A proposed class representative who voluntarily dismisses his individual claims lacks standing to appeal the denial of certification of the class claims, according to the Fourth Circuit


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


Plaintiff's constitutional challenge to EMFs rejected
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit last week upheld the trial court's dismissal of a plaintiff's allegations that several utilities exposed her to high levels of electromagnetic fields in violation of the U.S. Constitution


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


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


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