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Sixth Circuit Widens Circuit Split On Class Action Incentive Payments

USA - January 15 2021 On September 18, 2020, we wrote an article discussing how the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Johnson v. NPAS Solutions…

Santa’s List of Names Does Not Define a Class

USA - December 2 2020 For more than a decade, United States District Courts have taken a stark approach to the need for appropriate class definitions and ascertainability…

Class Actions, COVID-19, and Class-Action Waivers: The Triple Whammy

USA - November 3 2020 Earlier this year, we posted a three-part series on the Coronavirus and Class Action litigation (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three of our…

Eleventh Circuit Panel Finds Class Action Incentive Payment Improper

USA - September 18 2020 On September 17, 2020, in a potentially groundbreaking decision that could have huge implications for the future of class actions, a split panel of…

A New Cost-Effective Approach To Class Action Discovery

USA - June 23 2020 Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, plaintiffs continue to file class actions, shouldering defendants with potentially massive discovery costs…

Campus Conundrum: Defeating COVID-19 Class Actions in Higher Education

USA - May 19 2020 In response to governmental recommendations, stay-at-home orders, and shelter-in-place orders, colleges and universities transitioned to distance…

No Private Right of Action to Enforce CARES Act; Expect Claims Under State Consumer Protection Laws

USA - April 24 2020 As previously reported, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied multiple motions brought by a number of small business owners…

Coronavirus Class Actions—Part Three—Analyzing the Latest COVID-19 Class Actions in Banking, Privacy, Higher Education and Securities Law

USA - April 20 2020 For those who haven’t previously been following, this is our third installment on COVID-19 class actions. The first installment was prospective and…

Motions to Strike: Challenging Specific Jurisdiction for Nonresident Putative Class Members

USA - April 15 2020 We recently discussed Circuit Court rulings allowing nationwide class actions where the named plaintiffs could satisfy specific personal jurisdiction…

Coronavirus Class Actions—Part Two—A few weeks later

USA - April 15 2020 It has been a few weeks since we first posted about class actions and COVID-19. In that initial article, we analyzed the first coronavirus related…