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Full Daubert: Fifth Circuit Mandates Complete Evaluation of Expert Opinions at Class Certification

USA - September 30 2021 In Prantil v. Arkema Inc., a two-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit held that courts must conduct a full and complete Daubert analysis when evaluating…

Daniel P. Guernsey, Pravin R. Patel.

Eleventh Circuit Holds that a Statutory Violation is Insufficient for Standing and Settlement

USA - June 4 2021 In Muransky v. Godiva, the Eleventh Circuit held that a violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act ("FACTA") was insufficient to…

Alli G. Katzen, Pravin R. Patel.

Defendant Class Actions: Rare Birds Evoking Both Novel Efficiencies and Unique Barriers

USA - October 5 2020 While class action suits brought by a named plaintiff or plaintiffs on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals against individual…

Cameron Mae Bonk, Lorell Guerrero, Pravin R. Patel.

Supreme Court's Decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California Continues to Divide Courts

USA - June 16 2020 In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the U.S. Supreme Court limited the ability of out-of-state mass tort claimants to sue a…

Corey Brady, Daniel P. Guernsey, Pravin R. Patel.

Litigation Trends 2019

USA - March 19 2019 It is our pleasure to present the 2019 edition of Weil’s Litigation Trends Report, in which we offer our cross-practice assessments and predictions…

Joseph S. Allerhand, Brian E. Ferguson, Christopher L. Garcia, David J. Lender, Jamie Maples, Benjamin E. Marks, Arvin Maskin, John A. Neuwirth, Steven A. Newborn, Jonathan D. Polkes, Bruce Rich, Steven A. Tyrrell, Elizabeth S. Weiswasser.