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What do you do when a court certifies a class over your objection and denies your motion for directed verdict on the critical class certification issue at trial, and a jury awards $32 million ($54 million if you count pre-judgment interest) on an individual claim worth $133.80? 

On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the decision of the Ninth Circuit in Baker v. Microsoft Corporation.

Class-wide relief for security breaches just got a little easier in the Seventh Circuit.  

The U.S. Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction over Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins to answer this question: May Congress confer Article III standing upon a plaintiff who suffers no concrete harm and who could, therefore, not otherwise invoke the jurisdiction of a federal court by authorizing a private right of action based on a bare violation of a federal ...

The pick-off play occurs when a prospective class action defendant settles the case with a named plaintiff, potentially mooting the rest of the class action from going forward. A few recent stories provide helpful context on this strategy.

At issue in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens is the pleading standard for defendants seeking to remove a case to federal court based on the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). In a 5-4 ruling, a divided Court held that class action defendants removing to federal court under CAFA need only to provide a “short and plain” statement of ...

Class Actions on the Energy Front

The U.S. Supreme Court heard an argument last week that could alter the landscape of where class action lawsuits are resolved.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeals that Sought to Limit Class Action Claims
Breathing easier in the land of class action lawsuits

Sixth Circuit Reaffirms Class Certification in Whirlpool Washing Machine Case

U.S. Supreme Court rules in American Express case that arbitration agreements can prevent class action claims
OSBA Class Action Roundup: The Latest Developments in State and Federal Court
Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk: FLSA Collective Action May Be Mooted by Full Offer of Judgment
Comcast Corp. v. Behrend: The Supreme Court Reaffirms Class Certification Basics

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Class Action Fairness Act Case

Whirlpool Files Reply Brief in Support of Certiorari in Class Action Appeal

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in a Case That Could Have a Broad Reaching Effect on Class Action Lawsuits

Class Counsel Files Brief Opposing Certiorari in Whirlpool Class Action

Can an Offer of Judgment Divest a Class Representative of Standing? Supreme Court to Decide

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Amgen Securities Class Action

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Comcast v. Behrend

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Petition for Certiorari in the Sixth Circuit’s Class Certification Decision in Whirlpool v. Glazer

Three Class Action Cases to Be Decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in its October 2012 Term

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether a Class Action Fairness Act loophole should be closed

U.S. Supreme Court provides a blueprint to Congress on how to ban contractual arbitration provisions in consumer contracts

The future of no-harm class actions is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court following oral argument in First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, U.S. Supreme Court Docket No. 10-708, October 2011.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in First American Financial, et al. v. Edwards, U.S. Supreme Court Docket No. 10-708. 

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral argument on a case that could impact the enforceability of mandatory arbitration clauses and class action waivers in consumer contracts.

Discussion of the pending U.S. Supreme Court case of CompuCredit Corporation, et al. v. Greenwood and arbitration agreements in consumer contracts.

Discussion of the pending U.S. Supreme Court case of First American Financial Corporation, et al. v. Edwards dealing with no-harm class actions.

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