Additional CAFA Notices are unnecessary following revisions or amendments to class action settlements.
The Ninth Circuit rules that they are not sufficiently similar to Rule 23 class actions.
The decision comes on the heels of Roth v. CHA Hollywood.
By James Langenfeld and Raleigh Richards
A summary of important cases and developments featured at the 2013 Class Action Landscape conference.
By Kate R. Isley
One lawyer's journey from general litigation to class action expertise.
By Steve D. Larson and Angel Falconer
Technology is great, but with complex cases like class actions, sometimes an assistant is even better.
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)
Please join us and your fellow CADS members after the SAC 2014 Welcome Reception for dinner at the Phoenician’s acclaimed J&G Steakhouse.
Our next conference call is on May 20, 2014, at 3 p.m. Eastern/2 p.m. Central/1 p.m. Mountain/12 p.m. Pacific. The new dial-in number is 800-504-8071, and the conference code is 7765933.
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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