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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

Class Actions, COVID-19, and Class-Action Waivers: The Triple Whammy

USA - November 3 2020 Earlier this year, we posted a three-part series on the Coronavirus and Class Action litigation (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three of our…

Bethany Gayle Lukitsch, Diane Flannery

Eleventh Circuit deepens circuit split on administrative feasibility

USA - February 5 2021 Earlier this week, the Eleventh Circuit joined the Second, Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits in rejecting administrative feasibility as a…

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

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

Firearms Manufacturers Shoot Down Class Action With Article III Defense

USA - February 10 2021 Since the Supreme Court’s May 16, 2016 decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, Article III standing has continued to be a major focus in federal courts…

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