The plaintiffs’ theory of harm drove a recent decision from the Central District of California certifying a nationwide class of purchasers of ten homeopathic products. Allen v. Hyland’s Inc., Case No. 12-01150 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 1, 2014) (Docket No. 291).
Off-the-clock cases involving call centers have been in vogue for a number of years despite lingering issues regarding whether they can truly be resolved on a class-wide basis.
Court of Appeal Rules That NYSE and London Stock Exchange Purchasers Cannot Pursue Securities Class Action Claims Against BP in Ontario
Today, the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled that a proposed securities class action against BP, PLC cannot proceed on behalf of Canadians who purchased their securities in the United States and United Kingdom. The Court of Appeal overruled the lower court’s decision. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented BP in the proceedings.
That’s not a typo! In a decision issued on August 8, 2014, Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rejected the parties’ $324.5 million proposed class action settlement as inadequate and denied the Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary approval in In Re High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, 11-CV-0250, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110064 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 8, 2014).
Fourth Circuit Denies As Untimely a Request to Review a Decision On a Motion to Decertify a Class in Light of Comcast V. Behrend
On July 25, 2014, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit refused to accept a Rule 23(f) interlocutory appeal in a case where an employer had asked the district court to decertify a hostile work environment class in light of Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013).
A question arose before the Eleventh Circuit if a probation company is a government entity so that it could not assert federal jurisdiction under CAFA.
The Supreme Court of Canada announced today that it will hear a group of appeals concerning the statutory limitation period applicable to securities class actions for secondary market misrepresentations brought under Part XXIII.1 of the Ontario Securities Act.
Among the features of the U.S. legal system that foreign observers often single out for concern is the availability of class action litigation procedures.
Third Circuit: Availability of Classwide Arbitration is an Issue for the Courts – Not Arbitrators – Unless the Parties Agreed Otherwise
Wednesday, the Third Circuit held that the determination of whether an agreement allows classwide arbitration is a question of arbitrability for the courts “unless the parties unmistakably provide otherwise.”
Two recent false advertising class action settlements illustrate some of the myriad ways to structure settlements, and also reflect the real risks of these lawsuits when early-stage efforts to dismiss them are unsuccessful.