The Illinois Supreme Court recently granted a Petition for Leave to Appeal in Price v. Phillip Morris, Inc., after the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fifth District effectively reinstated a $10 Billion verdict against Philip Morris from 2003. 9 N.E.3d 599 (5th Dist. 2014).
One of the last barriers to full enforcement of arbitration agreements with class action waivers sustained another blow last week.
Retailers, restaurants, and other employers received a $4 million reminder last week of the need to ensure compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s disclosure requirements in connection with employee background checks.
The recent news headline “Jimmy John’s Notifies Customers of Payment Card Security Incident” caught our attention because the credit and debit card information was stolen at 216 Jimmy John’s locations, including in states with Taft offices: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
The Sixth Circuit has never held either way on the propriety of making incentive payments to class representatives in class action settlements.
A US appeals court has dismissed a proposed securities fraud class action, clarifying when a corporation will be deemed to make misstatements knowingly.
In his recent decision in McSherry v. Zimmer GMBH, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court certified a national opt out class action that dovetails with a related national opt in class action previously certified in British Columbia.
A recent class action settlement has brought fresh attention to two age-old questions. The first: does Red Bull actually give you wings? The second: how carefully should courts screen out bogus claimants from proposed classes of refund-seeking consumers?
“Sometimes surrender is the best option.” That is how Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York described how the Rule 68 Offer of Judgment may be used by employers to pay—i.e., “pick off”—individual plaintiffs to defeat a broader and significantly more costly FLSA collective action in his recent opinion in Anjum v. J.C. Penney Co., Inc..