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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…

Bryan A. Fratkin, Drew Gann, R. Trent Taylor

Seventh Circuit Construes CAFA Exception for the First Time

USA - April 7 2022 The 7th Circuit in Schutte v. Ciox Health, LLC., construed the Local Controversy Exception to the Class Action Fairness Act.[1] CAFA’s Local…

Diane Flannery, Andrew F. Gann Jr, R. Trent Taylor

Fourth Circuit Upholds Class Settlement Despite Absent Class Member’s Objections to Notice, Fees, and Scope of Release

USA - March 2 2022 On a question of first impression in the Fourth Circuit, McAdams v. Robinson, 2022 WL 401806 (4th Cir. Feb. 10, 2022) concluded that absent class…

Diane Flannery, Andrew F. Gann Jr, R. Trent Taylor

High Court’s Upcoming Decision May Have Major Impact on Foreign Arbitrations

Global, USA - April 21 2021 On March 22, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of certiorari in Servotronics, Inc. v. Rolls-Royce PLC, a decision that will…

Matthew D. Fender, Stephen G. Foresta, Andrew F. Gann Jr, Scott C. Oostdyk

Early drill-down on biden administration oil and gas policy

USA - February 1 2021 As expected, President Biden’s first days in office were marked by a number of Executive Orders and other actions aimed at unwinding Trump-era…

Anthony J. Carna, Mitchell D. Diles, J. Brian Jackson, Andrew F. Gann Jr