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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 10 May 2022

DAO members may be jointly and severally liable for $55 million crypto theft

On May 2, 2022, a putative class action was filed against a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) and its members seeking to recover $55…
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 6 May 2022

Mandatory dismissal provision in Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act gets new judicial gloss

On April 26, 2022, two decisions interpreting the new mandatory dismissal for delay provision in section 29.1 of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act…
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Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | United Kingdom | 4 May 2022

UK Class Actions: FX Decision Shows That the CAT Is Willing To Strike Out Poorly Pleaded Claims and Deny Opt-Out Certification

Any appeal by class claimants will be closely watched. Following the Supreme Court’s Merricks judgment, class claims are generally permitted where…
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Crowell & Moring LLP | USA | 3 May 2022

Philips faces supplier class action following CPAP/BiPAP recall

After recalling its continuous positive airway pressure and bilevel positive airway pressure breathing machines in June 2021, Philips Respironics was inundated with hundreds of consumer class action lawsuits. Now, Philips faces off against a different kind of class action plaintiff – medical device suppliers. This most recent lawsuit illustrates that when a company recalls one of its......
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | European Union | 28 Apr 2022

Preparémonos para una nueva oleada de demandas colectivas a nivel europeo tras la directiva de acciones de representación

A pesar de los temores sobre la posible importación de la cultura de litigación americana, la Unión Europea (UE) ha dado un importante paso para…
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Loyens & Loeff | USA | 21 Apr 2022

News Flash - Class Action SPAC Litigation in the Netherlands

A notable trend pushing IPO activity in end 2020 and throughout 2021 was the rise in popularity of special purpose acquisition companies, or ‘SPACs’…
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Nishimura & Asahi | Japan | 15 Apr 2022

The 2022 Bill to Amend the Japanese Quasi Class Action System

On March 1, 2022, the Japanese Consumers Affairs Agency submitted a bill for deliberation which would amend the Japanese Act on Special Measures…
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Cornwalls | Australia | 11 Apr 2022

Earnings guidance provides Australia’s first successful securities class action

Earnings guidance is a difficult topic for public listed companies. ASX devotes 25 pages of Guidance Note 8 (continuous disclosure) to earnings…
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Maurice Wutscher LLP | USA | 11 Apr 2022

Mass. SJC Holds Attorney for Deceased Named Putative Class Plaintiff Could Not Act for Putative Class

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the State’s highest court, recently held that (1) the attorney for a named putative class plaintiff who is…
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Robinson & Cole LLP | USA | 7 Apr 2022

Crypto Wallet Data Breach Leads to Class Action Litigation

Plaintiffs filed suit in the District Court for the District of Delaware against Shopify Inc. and TaskUs Inc., alleging that the companies failed to…
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