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Justices revisit securities fraud class actions

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have an opportunity to dramatically change the landscape of securities fraud class action litigation by limiting, or perhaps overruling altogether, a decision upon which plaintiffs have relied for decades.

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Ruling gives power to arbitrators

In a ruling that boosts the authority of arbitrators to interpret crucial contract provisions, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an arbitrator’s decision to allow a plaintiff to bring a class-wide arbitration proceeding when the parties did not expressly agree to allow class-wide relief.

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US Supreme Court’s class-action ruling leaves unanswered questions

US Supreme Court’s class-action ruling leaves unanswered questions

It was a closely watched case that came to a dramatic and unexpected conclusion of questionable precedential value. Now attorneys are left pondering what effect, if any, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend will have on class-action certifications.

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Can employers stop class actions before they start?

Can employers stop class actions before they start?

Can an employer, faced with a purported class action under the Fair Labor Standards Act, avoid litigation by immediately offering a settlement to the sole plaintiff before a class is certified?

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US high court: Can class plaintiffs stipulate damages to avoid federal court?

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court this week considered whether the Class Action Fairness Act allows plaintiffs to avoid removal to federal court by promising to seek less than the monetary damages threshold.

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Does ‘Daubert’ apply to class-action certification? US high court to decide

Does ‘Daubert’ apply to class-action certification? US high court to decide

If the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wanted to decide whether the Daubert standard for admitting expert testimony at trial also applies at the class action certification stage, they picked a factually and procedurally messy case as a vehicle for doing so.

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Food labels spark class-action suits

The increase in class-action litigation challenging labels on certain food products has consumer litigation attorneys taking notice, and laying at least part of the blame on federal regulators.

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US high court takes up class action jurisdiction case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a stipulation by a class action plaintiff that damages will be limited to less than the $5 million threshold for federal jurisdiction is enough to defeat a motion to remove the case to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act.

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Court: Company must defend ‘junk’ fax lawsuit (UPDATE)

A Milwaukee heating and air conditioning company's insurance provider must defend the business against allegations it sent out an unsolicited "junk" fax in violation of federal law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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