The case is Chen v. Allstate Insurance Co.
What will this Supreme Court ruling really mean?
So long as they do not "arise under" the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.
By Ashley Bruce Trehan and Kenneth L. Racowski
The Spokeo opinion reads as a compromise that sought to avoid a 4–4 decision.
By William M. Dunham
The Supreme Court finally clarifies in a unanimous decision.
By Joshua S. Levy
Eighty years after Mellon v. Goodyear, a lot has changed, but the preference for settlement has not.
Adam Polk discusses how the recent changes to case management and discovery processes set forth in the Rules of Civil Procedure are likely to affect the small firm practitioner.
Baker Hostetler's Patrick Lewis explores key ethics considerations that arise when parties seek to settle class action disputes.
Although most litigators would view destroying an opposition expert witness in a deposition as a good thing, veteran litigator Curt Hineline says that may not be the case.
The early stages of complex litigation are often the most important in delivering a successful result for your client. This presentation will go through the critical preliminary steps litigators should take to ensure that their case gets off to the right start. (56:46)
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)
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