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The Ninth Circuit’s Decision In In Re Hyundai Underscores The Challenges Of Certifying Nationwide Classes

USA - February 1 2018 Last week, a split Ninth Circuit panel in In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation vacated the certification of a nationwide class for…

Jaikaran Singh, Jonathan W. Garlough, Michael D. Leffel.

Attacking Nationwide Class Actions Based On Personal Jurisdiction

USA - January 29 2018 Earlier this month, Judge Leinenweber of the Northern District of Illinois rejected a named plaintiff’s attempt to bring a nationwide class action…

Michael D. Leffel.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Adopts Significant Changes to State Class Action Statute

USA - December 22 2017 On December 21st, the Wisconsin Supreme Court entered an order adopting proposed amendments to Wisconsin’s class action procedures in state court…

Elizabeth A. N. Haas, Michael D. Leffel.

Third Circuit Eyes Up Consumers’ Standing, Splits With Seventh Circuit

USA - November 21 2017 Last month, the Third Circuit issued a 2-1 decision in Cottrell v. Alcon Labs., reversing a district court’s dismissal of a class action lawsuit on…

Back to Basics: A Review of Recent SCOTUS Personal Jurisdiction Jurisprudence

USA - July 25 2017 As its term drew to a close, the Supreme Court handed down its latest decision on personal jurisdiction in a case entitled Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v…