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Class Action Lawsuit Defense Blog

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Eleventh Circuit Outlines the Key to an Individual Arbitration Agreement

USA - October 10 2017 The Eleventh Circuit recently upheld an arbitration agreement in a consumer class action involving checking overdraft fees. In Johnson v. KeyBank N.A…

Global Fitness Not in Shape to Pay Fees and Expenses, Held in Contempt for Failing to Comply with Final Approval Order

USA - September 26 2017 Last month, Global Fitness Holdings LLC and its four managers were held in civil contempt for failure to comply with a final order approving a class…

Seventh Circuit Rejects Subway Footlong Class Settlement as a “Racket”

USA - September 19 2017 A recent Seventh Circuit decision pushed back on a proposed settlement of the Subway “footlong sub” class action, finding the proposed settlement a…

Ninth Circuit again finds Article III standing in Spokeo: The injury was particularized in round one, and it’s concrete in round two.

USA - August 23 2017 The Spokeo saga continues. As our sister blog, the Data Privacy Monitor, reported here, the United States Supreme Court’s May 2016 decision in Spokeo…

Sixth Circuit Requires Actual Economic Injury for Price Comparison Class Actions

USA - August 21 2017 Earlier this week, the Sixth Circuit flatly rejected a bid by a consumer to recover damages allegedly caused by Wish.com’s advertised price…

Carter v. The Dial Corporation: The First Circuit Washes Its Hands of Clarifying Ascertainability in Class Actions

USA - August 15 2017 We previously wrote about the split among the circuit courts of appeal over the ascertainability requirement for class certification and whether…

Game Over: Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Xbox Plaintiffs’ Attempt to Create Appellate Review

USA - August 9 2017 In April, we reported on the oral argument in Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, a Supreme Court case addressing whether putative class members may obtain…

2016-17 Securities Class Actions by the Numbers

USA - July 13 2017 2016 was an unprecedented year in securities class actions filings. According to a report published by NERA Economic Consulting, a record 300…

Eighth Circuit Provides Important Guidance in Class Settlement Approvals

USA - July 10 2017 The Eight Circuit provided some useful guidance for district courts and practitioners in obtaining and reviewing final approval of class settlements…

Ninth Circuit Narrows Already Slim Exception to Rule Barring Post-Removal Amendments to Avoid CAFA Jurisdiction

USA - June 28 2017 A plaintiff will rarely be permitted to amend its class action complaint after removal to avoid federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness…