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Seventh Circuit Vacates 25% Attorneys’ Fee Award

USA - June 8 2022 The 7th Circuit recently vacated a 25% attorneys’ fee award in In re Stericycle Securities Litigation, No. 20-2055, 2022 WL 1564997, at *1-14 (7th…

Brogan S. Chubb, Bryan A. Fratkin, R. Trent Taylor

Eleventh Circuit Denies Petition to Appeal a Sua Sponte Remand of a “Class Action”

USA - March 22 2022 In Ruhlen v. Holiday Haven Homeowners, Inc., 11th Cir. No. 21-90022, 2022 WL 701622 (11th Cir. Mar. 9, 2022), the Eleventh Circuit denied a petition…

Diane Flannery, Joseph L. Wilson II, R. Trent Taylor

Re-Evaluating Bifurcated Discovery in Class Actions After a Recent Seventh Circuit Decision

USA - December 29 2021 A new Seventh Circuit decision - Santiago v. City of Chicago - bolsters the strategy among some class action defense lawyers to not bifurcate class…

Diane Flannery, Noriya Shahadat, R. Trent Taylor

Ninth Circuit Gives Defendants Breathing Room to Challenge Personal Jurisdiction at Class Certification

USA - August 16 2021 Last year, the Seventh and D.C. Circuits addressed the contours of personal jurisdiction in federal class actions. Now, the Ninth Circuit Court of…

Cory M. Church, Andrew F. Gann Jr

Seventh Circuit Rejects the “Reasonable Indication” Approach For Class Member Opt-Outs

USA - March 17 2021 Recently, in the Matter of Navistar MaxxForce Engines Mktg., Sales Practices, & Prod. Liab. Litig. (“Navistar”), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals…

Bethany Gayle Lukitsch, Diane Flannery, R. Trent Taylor, Frank Talbott V