The decision comes in case involving telecommunications giant Vonage and its VoIP service.
The court finds that extremely low-value settlement fails 23(b)(3) "superiority" requirement.
The decision buries the argument that Rule 23(b)(3) class actions must be capable of classwide damages proof.
By Andrew J. McGuinness
An update on the latest committee meeting.
By Jonathan Uslaner and Brandon Marsh
The Court has held unequivocally that defendants cannot force piecemeal adjudications through such individualized offers.
By James J. Bilsborrow
The real motive: to slice and dice class lawsuits and do away with consumer class actions entirely.
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.
Joel Neckers discusses cy pres distributions, recent developments in the law, and recommendations for including cy pres provisions in class action settlement agreements.
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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