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 Matthew M.K. Stein
Know the strategic approaches to take during your first class action.
By Anna P. Prakash
Counsel should be mindful of potential attacks on a client's adequacy and the client's potential responses.
By Damian Santomauro, Melissa DeHonney, and Caroline Oks
Learn how to test whether a plaintiff and counsel can "fairly and adequately" represent the putative class.
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)
Join the CADS committee on June 19 in San Francisco for Who's in Charge Here?: The Role of Lawyers, Clients, Insurers, and Judges in Class Actions and Mass Tort Litigation.
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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