Eleventh Circuit Limits Courts' Jurisdiction over Unnamed Class Members Prior to Class Certification
The court rules in Spears-Haymond v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Led by Justice Ginsburg, the Court reverses and remands a Second Circuit ruling in Bank of America case.
The court provides further guidance after Dart Basin v. Owens.
By Robert DeWitte
Federal district and appellate courts have started setting new, more stringent standards.
By Steven Weisbrot
The times, they are a-changin’ . . . mostly.
By Manfred Muecke
Learn the blueprint of what a plaintiff's counsel might expect to see at the time of settlement.
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)
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)
Please join us for the CADS' Committee's bi-monthly call on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 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.
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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