Today, many professional partnerships, particularly those in law and accounting, still have in force a “Mandatory Retirement Partnership Agreement” that requires a partner to withdraw from the partnership upon reaching a certain age.
Use of a Settlement Offer or Offer of Judgment On the Named Plaintiff’s Claim to Defeat a Class Action: New Seventh Circuit Decision
Commentators have questioned whether, after the Supreme Court’s decision last year in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 133 S. Ct. 1523 (2013), a defendant could, by making a settlement offer or offer of judgment on a named plaintiff’s claim, render the case moot and prevent the certification of a class.
Insurance Class Action On Polybutylene (PB) Piping: Magistrate Judge Recommends Denial of Motion to Decertify Class
I’ve written before (see my February 1, 2012 blog post) on a class action pending in the District of Arizona involving repair or replacement of polybutylene (PB) piping on property insurance claims.
Citing Concerns with Plaintiff’s Law Firm’s Roles, District Court Denies Class Cert in IPO Securities Suit
In an opinion reflecting her concerns about the role of the lead plaintiff’s law firm as well as concerns about the predominance of common issues among the proposed class members’ claims, a federal district court judge has denied the plaintiff’s motion for class certification in a lawsuit filed under the Securities Act of 1933.
As we have written previously, Canadian courts have taken various approaches to permitting third party claims where they may complicate a class proceeding.
Loyola of Los Angeles professor Georgene Vairo wrote a piece called What Goes Around, Comes Around: From the Rector of Barkway to Knowles for the Review of Litigation.
Yesterday, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Court turned the tables on the EEOC on a controversial subpoena issue.
The Northern District of California yesterday denied class certification to a group of plaintiffs suing Google over the company’s practice of scanning emails for advertising purposes in its Gmail service.
On March 18, 2014 the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that New York City agreed to pay $98 million to settle a workplace class action originally brought by the DOJ in 2007 alleging that certain civil service tests administered by the FDNY were discriminatory against African-American and Hispanic applicants.