California remains on the forefront of sustainability and recycling requirements. A key restriction in California is the Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Law, which targets hard plastic product packaging (namely “clamshells”).
Earlier this month, I spent a week in the birthplace of D&O insurance, London.
A recent decision by the British Columbia Supreme Court denying class certification illustrates the Court’s continued insistence on the rigorous application of the statutory certification criteria, most notably the “identifiable class” requirement.
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that I am very sour on substantial attorneys’ fees being awarded to the lawyers for class action plaintiffs who obtain nothing more for the class than valueless additional disclosures with regard to a merger transaction.
Court in the BP P.l.c. Securities Litigation Upholds Opt-Out Procedures but Then Allows Individual Action Plaintiffs to Opt Back into $175 Million Settlement
On November 4, 2016, Judge Keith Ellison of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted preliminary approval of a $175 million settlement in the federal securities class action In re: BP p.l.c. Securities Litigation between BP and Lead Plaintiffs for the “post-explosion” class.
The district court remanded the action after the defendant based its amount in controversy calculation on a misinterpretation of the plaintiff’s class definition.
Whether the Dodd-Frank Act survives the Trump administration remains to be seen.
As a result of Canada’s federal system, it is common for a defendant to face multiple class proceedings filed in various provinces in respect of a public incident.
Successful class action lawsuit seeks beneficiaries of $200,000 settlement.
One of the most controversial issues in employment law these days involves the position of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) that an employer violates the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) when it requires employees to pursue any dispute they have with their employer on an individual, rather than on a class or collective action, basis with other employees.