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Sixth Circuit Addresses Pre-Certification and Post-Certification Engagement of Potential Class Members in Class-Actions

USA - June 28 2022 Appellee Thomas Fox and others failed to pay their delinquent property taxes in certain Michigan counties and had their property foreclosed on and…

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…

Seventh Circuit Strikes Down Stealth Class Actions

USA - June 3 2022 In Ali v. City of Chicago, —F.4th—, 2022 WL 1548176 (May 17, 2022), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently struck down one litigant’s attempt…

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…

Ninth Circuit Case Reflects Split Judicial Landscape Regarding Intervenors’ Appellate Rights in Class Settlements

USA - April 6 2022 A recent Ninth Circuit decision—In re Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litig., 20-15697, 2021 WL 4306895 (9th Cir. Sept. 22, 2021)—that prevented a group…

Fourth Circuit Outlines Burden of Proof for Objector to Class Action Settlement

USA - March 24 2022 In 1988 Trust for Allen Children Dated 8/8/88 v. Banner Life Insurance Co., 2022 WL 774731 (4th Cir. Mar. 15, 2022), the Fourth Circuit identified…

Seventh Circuit Stresses the Distinction Between Article III Standing and Antitrust Standing

USA - March 23 2022 Last week, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion clarifying the distinction between two distinct, but often closely related…

Eleventh Circuit Denies Petition to Appeal a Sua Sponte Remand of a “Class Action”

USA - March 22 2022 In Ruhlen v. Holiday Haven Homeowners, Inc., 11th Cir. No. 21-90022, 2022 WL 701622 (11th Cir. Mar. 9, 2022), the Eleventh Circuit denied a petition…

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…

First Circuit Upholds Sanctions Related to Attorney’s Fees

USA - February 16 2022 In Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. State Street Corporation, — F.4th —-, 2022 WL 391450 (1st Cir. Feb. 9, 2022), the First Circuit Court of…