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Raising the Bar on Class Action Certifications in California
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2018

Two recent decisions out of Californiaone in state court and one in federalprovide defendants new ammunition for defeating class certification. The


Choice of Law Issues in the Hyundai & Kia Fuel Economy Litigation: Toward a New Predominance Analysis?
  • Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

On January 23, 2018, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decertified a class of car owners in a nationwide class action settlement arising


No Rubber Stamp: Ninth Circuit Reverses Certification of Nationwide Class Settlement Due to Failure to Account for Variations in State Law
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • February 6 2018

The Ninth Circuit recently clarified in In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation that district courts must carefully scrutinize class


The Ninth Circuit’s Decision In In Re Hyundai Underscores The Challenges Of Certifying Nationwide Classes
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

Last week, a split Ninth Circuit panel in In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation vacated the certification of a nationwide class for


Has the Ninth Circuit Overhauled Nationwide Settlement Classes?
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2018

Earlier this week, in In re Hyundai & Kia Fuel Efficiency Litig., the Ninth Circuit vacated a nationwide class action settlement, ruling that the


The Ninth Circuit’s Hyundai Decision Is Regrettable But Forgettable
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2018

This week, by a 2-1 vote, a Ninth Circuit panel reversed a district court’s approval of a massive class action settlement involving Hyundai’s and


Beware of the Employee Walk Out: Non-Union Employees Terminated for Walking Off Job; NLRB Judge Reinstates with Backpay
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2017

In this case, three employees at a Hyundai plant in Alabama walked off the job over a scheduling conflict. The company investigated the incident and


OSHA’s “Perp Walks” for the Week of December 12th
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2016

OSHA has long bemoaned that the Occupational Safety and Health Act ("OSH Act") does not allow OSHA to issue penalties sufficiently high enough to


Organization May Challenge Patent Validity at the Patent Office Without Identifying or Binding Its Members if It Controls the Challenge Independent from Its Members
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2016

Recently, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board allowed a member-based organization that challenges the validity of patents through IPR


Open floor after Hyundai Auto Trade proposes commitments to Competition Protection Agency
  • Schoenherr
  • Slovenia
  • March 17 2016

In March 2015 the Competition Protection Agency initiated proceedings (for further details please see "Competition Protection Agency