In Gyorke-Takatri v. Nestle USA, Inc., the United States District Court for the Northern District of California held that parties in a class action seeking to remove an action to federal court must provide sufficient admissible evidence supporting the jurisdictional basis for removal.
In a new order issued on November 13, 2015 in Brand, et al. v. Comcast Corp., Case No. 11-CV-8471 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 13, 2015), a matter we have previously blogged on here, Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion brought by African-American employees of Comcast Corporation (“Comcast”) to amend the Court’s certification order of a Title VII hostile work environment class to add discipline and promotions classes based on newly discovered evidence of alleged discrimination.
As we noted in a post earlier this year, the Missouri courts seem to produce more than their fair share of opinions on punitive damages issues.
The past year has seen a number of decisions in privacy class actions.