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Tag Archives: class action

M&A suits prevalent, controversial

Volatility in the world of shareholder class actions has stoked a debate over whether the lawyers who bring such cases are laudable public watchdogs or stick-up artists.

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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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At the class certification stage, a harder look at experts

In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court made it tougher for large groups of plaintiffs to prove that they should proceed in a class action, courts have been taking a harder look at a key type of evidence plaintiffs use to make that case: expert witness testimony.

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Supreme Court limits class actions

Washington - The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of people to combine forces and fight corporations together when they want to dispute contracts for cellphones, cable television and other services, a move consumer advocates called a crushing blow.

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11-8003 Back Doctors, Ltd., v. Metropolitan Property & Casualty Ins. Co.

United States Court of Appeals CIVIL OPINION Civil Procedure Class actions There is no presumption against federal jurisdiction in general, or removal in particular, under the Class Action Fairness Act. “The Class Action Fairness Act must be implemented according to its terms, rather than in a manner that disfavors removal of large-stakes, multi-state class actions. When removing a suit, the ...

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Future of class actions in play

When the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, it will not only decide whether more than 1.5 million female Wal-Mart workers can proceed as a class in a lawsuit alleging that the company systemically paid them less than male employees.

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