Recent reports purport to link certain chemicals used in nail salon products to serious health problems such as cancer, asthma, respiratory disease, and miscarriages.
As recently reported by this blog, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld and clarified the implied requirement of Rule 23 that a class be ascertainable in order to be certified.
Judge Cautions Plaintiffs’ Counsel to Exercise Proper Diligence in Drafting Securities Class Action Complaints
Late last week, Judge Engelmayer in the Southern District of New York accepted a voluntary dismissal of a securities class action, but the dismissal was anything but routine.
The service of a statement of claim in intended class action proceedings often puts defendants in the spotlight of what can be a protracted and frustrating roller coaster.
TCPA “Pick Off” Play – Supreme Court to Consider Whether a Settlement Offer to Named Plaintiff Moots Class Action
The Supreme Court will decide whether a defendant can “pick off” the named plaintiff in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action – and moot the putative class claims – by making a Rule 68 offer of judgment before the putative class representative files a motion for class certification.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to take up a challenge to the California Supreme Court’s holding that California Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) claims cannot be waived in employment arbitration agreements containing a class action waiver.
For a second time the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging a California Supreme Court holding that the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) could not be waived in a mandatory arbitration agreement.
The hospitality industry continues to be hard hit by wage-and-hour class actions.
Plaintiffs’ lawyer-turned-professor Morris Ratner has published a new article on making litigation costs a profit center for class action plaintiffs. You may remember he wrote about this issue before with Professor William Rubinstein.
Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Hear Four High-Stakes Cases Asking When a Suit May Be Litigated As a Class Action
The Supreme Court will decide before the end of this Term whether to hear any or all of four important cases that raise recurring questions of class action law that have sharply divided the lower courts.