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.Read More »
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The latest rejection of Milwaukee County’s attempt to levy real estate transfer taxes on two federal enterprises reinforces an emerging national trend.Read More »
Employers can require their workers to sign arbitration agreements waiving all rights to class-action lawsuits over workplace grievances, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.Read More »
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.Read More »
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 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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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.Read More »
There are plenty of big cases on the docket at the U.S. Supreme Court this term, dealing with issues ranging from search and seizure standards to affirmative action.Read More »
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.Read More »
Aspen Dental Management and the private equity firm that controls it illegally operate dental clinics across the country and engage in aggressive, misleading profit-driven practices that cause patients economic harm, claims a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in New York.Read More »
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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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.Read More »
Federal law should not have been applied in determining what constituted “reasonable” attorney fees in a successful consumer class action against auto makers Volkswagen and Audi, the 1st Circuit has ruled in vacating a $30 million fee award.Read More »
A Wisconsin Counties Association committee Tuesday offered initial support for Milwaukee County’s class-action lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over unpaid taxes.Read More »
Milwaukee County has taken another step toward recovering about $200,000 in unpaid taxes from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but the state has not moved on the $800,000 it could be due.Read More »
After a series of rulings that left some litigators questioning the future of class action litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court will wade into the issue once again next term.Read More »
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.Read More »
Merck will pay $5.1 million in attorney fees and institute corporate reforms under the terms of a settlement of a shareholder class action concerning the alleged suppression of negative clinical test results for the blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Vytorin.Read More »