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Courts Deny Certification for Adequacy of Representation in Second Class Action

USA - February 16 2018 One of the tactics in the current plaintiffs’ wage and hour playbook is to bring a second claim after settlement of an initial class or collective…

Minnesota Court Cuts Proposed Attorney Fee Award From $3.2 Million to $600,000 in Off-the-Clock Case

USA - February 7 2018 In 2014, five law firms brought a claim for alleged off-the-clock work. As discovery revealed, the claims all arose out of conduct involving a single…

Strategic Use of a Reissue Application in the Context of an Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceeding

USA - January 2 2018 In Legend3D, Inc. (Petitioner) v. Prime Focus Creative Services Canada Inc. (Patent Owner), Case IPR2016-00806, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board…

Top 3 Questions to Ask Your Agent Before Buying a House

USA - December 19 2017 Buying a new house could be very exciting, since you will have a brand new space to fix and design to suit your lifestyle. You have to consider many…

Australian Housing Market Proves Resiliency With More Sales, Permits

Australia - October 17 2017 Australia’s housing market proved to be resilient with more sales and home permits, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the…

Fifth Circuit Questions the Use of Claim-splitting Tactic by Plaintiff; Orders District Court to Consider Whether Plaintiff’s Proposal Destroys Adequacy

USA - June 12 2017 On May 9, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Slade v. Progressive Sec. Ins. Co, Case No. 15-300010, 2017 WL 1843737 (5th Cir. May…

‘Excessive’ Shipping Fees May Be Next Target of Consumer Class Actions

USA - May 30 2017 Retailers offering online, telephone or catalog purchases may want to review the shipping fees charged to their customers in the wake of several class…

The Supreme Court, Reversing the Federal Circuit, Holds that “Residence” in the Patent Venue Statute Refers to Only a Domestic Corporation’s State of Incorporation

USA - May 24 2017 In a brief, well-reasoned opinion, a unanimous eight-member Supreme Court held that 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) is a stand-alone provision governing venue in…

Arguments for Class Arbitration with an Agreement That Doesn’t Mention It, Again Fail

USA - May 3 2017 The predicted demise of litigation over the availability of class arbitration has not taken place. And the new cases occur in many areas of the law…

Recent Developments in Transgender Issues

USA - May 3 2017 On February 22, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the Obama Administration’s guidance related to transgender students’ access to bathrooms and…