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Class Action Lawsuit Defense Blog

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Judge Kavanaugh’s Limited Class-Action Jurisprudence Reveals a Healthy Skepticism for Class Action

USA - September 26 2018 Judge Kavanaugh has had very few occasions to address the procedural mechanism of Rule 23. This is not surprising given that few class-action cases…

Sixth Circuit Upholds Class Certification of FDCPA Claims Despite Spokeo Challenge

USA - August 22 2018 Last month, the Sixth Circuit in Macy et al v. GC Services Ltd Partnership unanimously upheld certification of a class under the Fair Debt Collection…

State Court Adoption of Comcast v. Behrend

USA - June 11 2018 In Comcast v. Behrend, 569 U.S. 27 (2013), the United States Supreme Court clarified the requirements for establishing that classwide injury and…

Proposed Rule 23 Amendment for Class Action Settlement: Sea Change or Codification of the Status Quo?

USA - May 11 2018 Proposed amendments to the class action settlement process in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(e) are scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, 2018. One…

Federal Authorities Continue to Monitor Proposed Class Action Settlements

USA - April 18 2018 Officials at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continue to scrutinize class settlements to ensure that neither…

D.C. Circuit vacates FCC’s definition of ATDS but upholds consent-revocation rule in ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission

USA - March 29 2018 In 2015, the FCC issued an order that addressed certain aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Congress enacted the TCPA in 1991 to address…

Supremes Hold SLUSA Is Clear - 33 Act Class Claims Stay in State Court

USA - March 22 2018 Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, handed class action plaintiffs a victory by holding that the Securities…

Ninth Circuit Vacates Final Approval of National Settlement Class Action Certification

USA - March 5 2018 Last month, the Ninth Circuit vacated the certification of a nationwide class for settlement in the In re Hyundai & Kia Fuel Economy Litigation, No…

The Fourth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Clause and Class Action Waiver in Employment Contracts

USA - February 21 2018 As we have previously written, several Supreme Court decisions have upheld, in various contexts, arbitration agreements that waive the right to assert…

The Top 10 Class-Action-Related Developments of 2017

USA - January 10 2018 2017 was a relatively quiet year for major class action news, especially in the Supreme Court, which addressed only a handful of cases that might have…