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Divergent Views on Class Discovery

USA - December 7 2016 In two recent cases, California and Florida district courts reached divergent views on whether to permit wide-ranging class discovery prior to a…

Eleventh Circuit Clarifies CAFA Jurisdiction Continues After Dismissal of Class Claims

USA - December 7 2016 On November 22, the Eleventh Circuit clarified that Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) jurisdiction is not eliminated when the class claims are…

California Court Rejects Attempt to Overturn Judgement Based on Spokeo

USA - December 7 2016 A defendant who lost a bench trial in a certified class case alleging that it violated the Electronic Funds Transfer Act by forcing the plaintiff and…

California Court Applies Strict Scrutiny to Reject Uber Class Settlement

USA - September 15 2016 A Northern District of California judge refused to preliminarily approve a class settlement of Uber customers who used its “Rideshare Services” in…

Ninth Circuit Affirms Certification of “No Injury” Wage and Hour Class

USA - September 14 2016 On August 31, the Ninth Circuit continued its trend of certifying “no injury” classes, this time in the context of an Agricultural Workers’ Protection…