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Global Class & Collective Actions Blog Blog

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Federal Court Food Labeling Class Actions Met With Increasing Skepticism

USA - August 22 2019 Once a darling of the class action plaintiffs’ bar, food labeling class actions are becoming tough nuts to crack for plaintiffs in US District Courts…

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Courts May Not Infer Parties’ Consent To Classwide Arbitration Where Agreement Is Ambiguous

USA - May 9 2019 In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that classwide arbitration must be explicitly called for in an arbitration…

UK Class Action Filings Set to Increase as £14.098bn Interchange Class Action Moves Toward Certification

United Kingdom - April 16 2019 A significant development in UK class actions landed today - with the English Court of Appeal issuing a judgment that requires the UK…

US Supreme Court Rejects A “Wholly Groundless” Exception To Clauses Delegating Arbitrability

USA - January 15 2019 To paraphrase Pharaoh Ramses II, so it is written, so it shall be done. In Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc., 586 U.S. __ (January 8, 2019)…

No Trading Places: Securities Class Actions Should be Heard Where the Securities Were Sold

Canada - October 1 2018 CANADA - The Ontario Superior Court has dismissed a proposed class action involving the securities of a foreign company purchased on foreign exchanges…

NFL Forced to Play More Defense: Ninth Circuit Holds that Collective Bargaining Agreements Do Not Preempt NFL From Former Players’ Claims Brought under Theory of Direct Liability

USA - September 13 2018 On September 6, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California breathed fresh life into a case brought by a putative class of retired…

An overview of proposed amendments to Federal Rule 23

USA - May 10 2018 In August 2016, the US Judicial Conference’s Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (“Committee”) published proposed amendments to Federal Rule…

Auditor Liable For Financial Losses To Its Client’s Clients

Canada - September 22 2017 In Lavender v. Miller Bernstein, 2017 ONSC 3958, a recent class action decision of the Ontario Superior Court, the auditor of a now-insolvent…

A Game Of Inches: Seventh Circuit Says No To “Foot Long Subs” Class Action Settlement On Grounds That It Yields Fees For Class Counsel And Nothing For The Class

USA - September 20 2017 On August 25, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals offered a Stern reminder of its distaste for “hollow class-action settlements” that benefit…

On the Cusp of US-Style Class Action? European Commission Gathers Evidence for the Future of Collective Redress

European Union, United Kingdom - August 28 2017 The possibility of an EU-wide framework for collective redress is approaching with the closing of the European Commission’s call for evidence on the…