Beverage companies PepsiCo and Goya face a spate of class action lawsuits relating to the caramel coloring in their soda drinks.
In January, we observed that the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Hyrniak v. Mauldin on Ontario’s summary judgment rule would have effects in class action litigation, including effects outside of Ontario.
The Tennessee General Assembly has passed, and the Governor has signed, legislation adding nurse practitioners to the list of people who are ordinarily exempt from subpoena to trial. Nurse practitioners are still subject to being subpoenaed to give a deposition.
Let’s consider the following scenarios. For purposes of this discussion, we assume you handle hail claims all over Texas:
District Court Cites Recent “Evolution” of Rule 23 Standards to Deny Class Certification Motion in Securities Action
In In re Kosmos Energy Ltd. Securities Litigation, No. 3:12-CV-373-B, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36365 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 19, 2014), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Boyle, J.) denied lead plaintiff’s class certification motion in a consolidated action alleging claims under Sections 11, 12(a)(2) and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 (“1933 Act”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 77k, 77l(a)(2), 77o.
In Ubaldi v. SLM Corp., No. 11-01320, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38587 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2014), the plaintiffs sued student-loan institution Sallie Mae for allegedly imposing unenforceable choice-of-law provisions on some of its borrowers, as well as charging improper late fees and “usurious” interest.
In 1995, public companies and their directors and officers received one of the greatest statutory gifts in the history of American corporate law: the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.
In 2010, California enacted a law governing automatic renewals
Because of the aggressiveness of a disease, its stage when detected and/or the requirement that patients enrolled in clinical trials not simultaneously pursue multiple treatments “patients with progressive terminal illness may have just one shot at an unproven but promising treatment.”
Sixth Circuit Holds That Duty to Arbitrate Survives Expiration of Employment Contract, Requires Individual Arbitration
With the Supreme Court having issued a series of decisions overruling many of the roadblocks to the enforcement of arbitration agreements in the class context, we are now seeing more courts fill in the gaps as to whether and when employers may rely on such agreements.