Last Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its keenly anticipated decision in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, another in its recent run of class action cases.
Aggregate and average securities class action lawsuit settlements increased significantly in 2015 compared to the year before, according to the latest annual report from Cornerstone Research. Among reasons for the increase in aggregate settlement amounts is the increase in the absolute number of settlements during the year.
We recently reported on developments in evaporated cane juice (ECJ) stays pending the FDA’s finalized guidance on the ingredient.
Not all class action allegations are created equal. Certain types of claims are more likely to be amenable to class treatment – generally those involving uniform policies that result in uniform injuries; other claims seem destined for individualized treatment – generally those involving a variety of unpredictable factors that determine liability as to each putative class member.
Over the past year the Nova Scotia, Alberta, and Manitoba Courts of Appeal have each found the same action within their respective jurisdictions, brought by the same law firm on behalf of the same plaintiff class is an abuse of process.
Mortgage servicers are heavily regulated.
For years, litigants have battled over whether a defendant’s offer of judgment, which completely satisfies the plaintiff’s individual claim, can moot a class action.
The Cook IVC Court’s Utilization of Case Management Plans and Case Management Orders to Guide and Control the Multidistrict Litigation
On October 15, 2014, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) designated the Cook IVC Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to reject the use of statistical proof in class actions, dismissing the evidence as “a novel project.”