Ohio Supreme Court Reverses Class Certification
A case discussion involving class certification denial on the basis of lack of commonality among class members.
Sixth Circuit Reaffirms Class Certification in Whirlpool Washing Machine Case
As discussed in a prior article, the Ohio Supreme Court recently considered four jurisdictional memoranda raising fundamental challenges to class action law in Ohio. The Court has now made its jurisdictional decisions in each case.
Legislation introduced to nullify impact of Wal-Mart v. Dukes in employment discrimination cases via 'group actions'
Sixth Circuit vacates class certification based on preclusion, interprets Wal-Mart
No Class, no problem: Discriminatory lending actions in the wake of Wal-Mart v. Dukes
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 ...
A discussion of the legacy of Wal-Mart v. Dukes as the lower courts apply the decision and determine how, if at all, prior precedent can be harmonized.
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.