Social media is used for so many different things nowadays—almost too many things. Well, the stack of uses for the medium has expanded now for notifying potential plaintiffs in class action lawsuits. But judges aren’t over-enthused, at least initially—and one has set some ground rules in a recent lawsuit against Gawker Media.
In a decision that is creating quite a buzz in class action and administrative law circles, the Federal Court of Appeal established a new “better way forward” for determining the liability of public authorities based on public law principles.
Last night, Texas-based Blue Bell Creamery announced a full, nationwide recall of all its products. This is a significant expansion of the recall Blue Bell began earlier this month after three deaths in Kansas from listeria – the first recall in the company’s 108-year history.
Bloomberg’s Toxics Law Reporter recently published a paper by Professor David L. Faigman titled “Bringing Scientific Peer Review to Scientific Evidence” that sets out an idea worth thinking about.
The Third Circuit recently joined the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits in holding that, where a Daubert challenge is made to the use of expert testimony in support of class certification, the Daubert challenge must be resolved at that stage.
Ascertainability is an implied requirement for class certification, not expressly addressed in Fed. R. Civ. P. 23.
A “Reasonable Possibility” According to the Supreme Court of Canada – Dismissing Prior Authorization of Secondary Market Proposed Class Action
On April 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada allowed the appeal of Theratechnologies Inc. and reversed the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision, granting prior authorization of a secondary market proposed class action under s. 225.4 of the Quebec Securities Act (QSA).
“The times they are a-changin” wrote Bob Dylan in 1964. Is New York City – recently dubbed by the American Tort Reform Foundation the Number 1 “Judicial Hellhole” in large part because of its pro-plaintiff bent in asbestos litigation – “a-changin”too?
Social media has dramatically impacted many areas of law, and class and collective action litigation is no exception.
Following up on our recent update, the California Department of Justice has started issuing notifications to California businesses stating that they are subject to the requirements of the Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657).