In Campion v. Old Republic Protection Company, Inc., No. 12-56784, (Dec. 31, 2014) the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a putative class representative’s appeal was moot because he had no personal stake in the case after voluntarily settling his individual claims.
Our 2015 Report is now ready. At 844 pages, it analyzes 1,219 rulings and is our biggest and best Report ever.
The year just ended was an eventful one in the world of directors’ and officers’ liability. Many of the year’s key events represented significant changes in the D&O liability environment.
Every year at this time we like to offer our loyal readers a pre-publication preview of our annual report on developments and trends in EEOC-initiated litigation.
As 2014 comes to a close, here are a few observations on key trends I’ve seen in insurance class actions (and class actions more broadly) over the last year.
Napoli Kaiser Bern is a well known class action law firm that is currently said to be breaking apart with melodramatic reports of sexual escapades, lack of fidelity and general ennui.
Not Satisfied with Its 5th Place Finish in the American Tort Reform Foundation Judicial Hellholes® Listing, Illinois Makes a Push for Number One
Ben Franklin famously warned that “you may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” These words of wisdom appear to be lost on the Illinois state legislature, which recently abolished the ten-year statute of repose for personal injury claims related to asbestos exposure under 735 ILCS 5/13-214.
2014 was a significant year for securities class actions in Ontario, beginning with the Court of Appeal’s leading decision in Green v. CIBC (“Green”) in February 2014, and continuing through the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Bayens v. Kinross Gold Corporation (“Bayens”), released on December 17, 2014. There were three noteworthy developments of interest for defendants.
Year-end lists are funny things. They take a sort-of arbitrary starting and stopping point, and then they cram a bunch of prejudices into a (usually) arbitrary number of items. And then people take them kind of seriously.