A recent federal district court decision out of Michigan weighed in on Rule 68, and issue in which a a prospective class action defendant settles the case with a named plaintiff, potentially mooting the rest of the class action from going forward.
The Sixth Circuit recently published an opinion in Buchanan v. Northland Group, Inc., which is a relatively rare decision related to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The opinion offers a deep, fact-based look at the FDCPA case from the Western District of Michigan.
Pleading still matters: Shareholders failed to properly plead scienter
Sixth Circuit Reaffirms Class Certification in Whirlpool Washing Machine Case
Sixth Circuit Holds That Rule 68 Offer to Class Representative Does Not Moot Class Claims
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in a Case That Could Have a Broad Reaching Effect on Class Action Lawsuits
Can an Offer of Judgment Divest a Class Representative of Standing? Supreme Court to Decide
Sixth Circuit to consider whether pre-certification offer of complete relief to plaintiff requires dismissal of case
Sixth Circuit vacates class certification based on preclusion, interprets Wal-Mart
Much has been already said about the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011). In this article, we provide a discussion of the recent case of Ham v. Swift Transp. Co., Inc., 275 F.R.D. 475 (W.D. Tenn. 2011), which illustrates that the precepts of Wal-Mart do not impede certification of classes under ...
Sixth Circuit Affirms Decision Striking Class Allegations in Challenge to Health Care Discount Program, Calling Class Treatment Inefficient, Unworkable, and Inconsistent with Rule 23
On October 26, 2011, Defendants-Appellants filed a Rule 23(f) Petition seeking immediate leave to appeal the District Court's October 13, 2011 Order granting in part Plaintiff-Appellee's motion for class certification.
The Sixth Circuit has joined other federal circuits in requiring putative class plaintiffs to plead the elements of causation and damages or face dismissal of their class allegations.
Discussion of a New York District Court decision that provides analysis of a consumer class action claim and the question of commonality.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an order certifying a class of hundreds of multi-employer trust funds asserting fiduciary claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.