About a year ago, we wrote about the ability of plaintiffs to revise an unsuccessful certification motion on appeal.
Sixth Circuit Orders Lawyer to Show Cause Why He Should Not Be Sanctioned for Filing a Frivolous Appeal
Last Friday, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court decision ordering Terry Jacobs, a former employee of Cincinnati-based Lambda Research, and his attorney to pay Lambda’s attorney’s fees for filing a frivolous lawsuit.
Since HR 1927 was introduced, there has been an outcry that it will “kill the class action.”
For the past couple years, the EEOC has been quite the thorn in the side of employers nationwide. While they’ve been more active than ever, they’re also very against the idea of being transparent in sharing their processes and strategies for going after employers. That may change, thanks to the Supreme Court.
The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Theratechnologies Inc. v. 121851 Canada Inc. raises interesting questions about disclosure obligations that can be triggered by a regulator’s inquiries, and resulting class action risk if disclosure is inadequate.
Third Circuit Says Privacy Class Action Members Are “Ascertainable” in Suit Against Aaron’s Stores Because There Are Records
Every class action lawsuit always involves the question of how to identify, or “ascertain”, who is a member of the class.
On Friday afternoon, a jury in the Northern District of Illinois returned a verdict for defendants Owens-Illinois, Inc. and ExxonMobil, rejecting plaintiff Charles Krik’s claim that his lung cancer developed as a result of a “synergistic effect” between his alleged asbestos exposure and his cigarette smoking.
Title VII was passed with a strong bias toward voluntary, non-litigation methods of dispute resolution.
Although false advertising class action law in California is generally (and accurately) perceived as bending over backwards to advantage plaintiffs, recent fee award decisions may make plaintiffs’ lawyers more wary about bringing lawsuits that are not slam dunk victories.