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Class Action Lawsuit Defense Blog

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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…

Kentucky Federal Court Brushes Aside Pre-emptive Attack on Class Allegations in Phishing Case, Rejects Out-of-the-Box Defense Strategy

USA - December 28 2017 Brushing aside apparent flaws in a proposed class definition, a federal court in Kentucky declined to dismiss class allegations against North…

Seventh Circuit Ties Class Counsel’s Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees to Amount Claimed by Class, in Context of a Judgment

USA - November 20 2017 On November 14, 2017, the Seventh Circuit issued its third opinion ending a class action that was almost a decade old. Holtzman v. Turza, No. 17-2330…

TCPA Class Denied Certification Due to Binding Authority of Yaakov and Proof of Individualized Issues of Consent

USA - November 13 2017 A recent order from the Northern District of Illinois granted a defendant’s motion to deny class certification regarding “unsolicited” fax…

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…