The chief justice's opinion avoids embracing the fraud-on-the market presumption established in Basic v. Levinson.
The court reiterates that district courts—except in rare circumstances—should not evaluate a plaintiff's likelihood of success.
Certification of a class of Arizona inmates was upheld.
By Jocelyn D. Larkin and Andrew J. McGuinness
Your clients rely on you for answers. You need to have them. We're here to help.
By Donald R. Frederico
Move to the head of the class by learning the steps that lead to class action mastery.
By Michael A. Valerio and Ben V. Seessel
The decision will alter the framework of these cases in important ways.
If you are involved in a multidistrict litigation case it may seem overwhelming—but fear not. Listen as veteran litigator Greg Cook explains the process and rules regarding the Multidistrict Litigation Panel (MDL Panel). (8:12 min)
Rule 23(a) has four elements that must be proven prior to class certification. Listen as Kathryn Honecker explains salient points of one of the elements—numerosity. (14:17 min)
Hear as Jeff Gardner explains how this exception works and the ways in which it may affect your clients. (8:54 min)
This Roundtable examines the holding in this newly announced decision—and examines what the holding may mean for future parens patriae actions—and for other types of quasi-class actions or mass actions. It also examines the strategy impact of this new decision. (56:12)
The Supreme Court’s First Decision on the Class Action Fairness Act: Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles
The Supreme Court has issued its first decision interpreting the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). In a unanimous decision, the Court held that, prior to certification, a named plaintiff’s stipulation that the putative class would not seek more than $5 million did not defeat jurisdiction under CAFA. (1:01:03)
This year's National Institute on Class Actions will include eight programs and Class Actions 101. Register now!
Please join us for the CADS' Committee's bi-monthly call on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at noon (PT) / 2 p.m. (CT) / 3 p.m. (ET). The dial in number is 800-504-8071; the access code is 7765933.
The 2015 Section Annual Conference will take place in New Orleans on April 15 through 17.
Matthew M.K. Stein and Abra C. Bron have provided a brief guide to the statutes governing federal jurisdiction and removal and related interpretative case law.
The committee recently published its updated state law class action survey. The book is an excellent tool for in-house and outside counsel who litigate class actions in state forums.
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