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Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles: Supreme Court to decide if a plaintiff may stipulate away federal jurisdiction under CAFA

USA - September 5 2012 On August 31, 2012, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, No. 11-1450, indicating its intent to address, for the first time, the scope of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA).

David Balser, S Stewart Haskins II (Stewart), Barry Goheen, Lawrence A Slovensky

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes – Supreme Court construes rule 23 and overturns nationwide class certification

USA - June 21 2011 On June 20, 2011, addressing what it called “one of the most expansive class actions ever,” the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

S Stewart Haskins II (Stewart), Jeffrey S. Cashdan, Barry Goheen, Daryl L. Joseffer

AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion - Supreme Court clears the way for class action waivers

USA - April 29 2011 On April 27, 2011, the Supreme Court issued its much-awaited opinion in Concepcion v. AT&T Mobility LLC, reaffirming the Court’s commitment to the “liberal federal policy favoring arbitration.”

Jonathan R Chally (Jon), S Stewart Haskins II (Stewart), Zachary A McEntyre (Zach), Barry Goheen