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ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1238

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

Covers employment class action cases affecting employers. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Feb 27

    Court Decertifies Class Challenging Timekeeping Practice

    Court Decertifies Class Challenging Timekeeping Practice
    Yogi Berra often has been quoted for the phrase “It ain’t over till it’s over,” and Lenny Kravitz even made a hit song of it in 1991. While no one will likely ever make a popular song out of Rule 23, the phrase applies…
  • Feb 22

    Court Dismisses Disparate Impact Class Claims Due to Limited EEOC Charge

    Court Dismisses Disparate Impact Class Claims Due to Limited EEOC Charge
    Disparate impact cases are different in kind from the far more common disparate treatment claims that are the staple of single-plaintiff discrimination cases. Disparate treatment claims, of course, are ones in which an employee contends that…
  • Jan 27

    Court Refuses to Certify Class Due to Lack of Adequacy of Class Counsel

    Court Refuses to Certify Class Due to Lack of Adequacy of Class Counsel
    Class action litigation is not for amateurs We’ve commented before in this blog on cases in which courts declined to certify employment actions due to adequacy of class counsel. A recent case reflects that some courts will look not…
Rank this Week: 2312

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Feb 27

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s Annual EEOC-Initiated Litigation Webinar!

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s Annual EEOC-Initiated Litigation Webinar!
    Seyfarth’s Annual EEOC Litigation Report Webinar is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  Over 1,000 clients are currently registered, and space is still available.  Click here to register and attend.  It’s free!  Our…
  • Feb 23

    Class Certification Trends For 2016

    Class Certification Trends For 2016
    Seyfarth Synopsis: This is the fifth installment of our blog series on key trends for workplace class action litigation in 2016. In terms of the sheer number of rulings, a significant trend saw wage & hour class action and collective…
  • Feb 17

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar!

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar!
    By Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Ian Morrison Seyfarth’s Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar is next Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Click here to register and attend. It’s free! As we face a new year, Seyfarth is…
Rank this Week: 360

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Partner Jeff Kroll discusses surge in pedestrian deaths with Chicago Tribune

    Partner Jeff Kroll discusses surge in pedestrian deaths with Chicago Tribune
    CHICAGO (February 27, 2017) – Chicago police data show the worst Chicago streets between 2014 and 2016 in the city for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists are Lake Shore Drive with 15 deaths, Ashland with 14, Western Avenue with…
  • Feb 23

    Salvi Law February Pet of the Month: Diva

    Salvi Law February Pet of the Month: Diva
    CHICAGO (January 20, 2017) – The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. has committed to finding local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. We have teamed up with the Anti Cruelty Society in…
  • Feb 22

    Nursing home employee fired, charged after dancing on 100-year-old patient with dementia

    Nursing home employee fired, charged after dancing on 100-year-old patient with dementia
    SANDUSKY, OHIO (February 22, 2017) – A Sandusky, Ohio nursing home worker was caught on camera flashing a 100-year-old dementia patient and performing a lap dance for him. Brittany L. Fultz, 26, was charged with gross sexual imposition…
Rank this Week: 1693

Carolinas Class Action

Carolinas Class Action

The Carolinas Class Action blog covers class action developments in North and South Carolina. Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. attorneys report on recent cases involving all federal and state courts in the Carolinas, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

http://www.carolinasclassaction.com
  • Feb 24

    How Will Justice Gorsuch Rule in Class Actions? A Look at Shook and Judicial Restraint

    How Will Justice Gorsuch Rule in Class Actions? A Look at Shook and Judicial Restraint
    The nomination of Tenth Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch for the Supreme Court has jurists and reporters forecasting how, if confirmed, he will rule in cases raising “hot” Constitutional issues. The “hot” question for…
  • Feb 21

    Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Offers of Judgment

    Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Offers of Judgment
    In this space, we concentrate on class action decisions in the Carolinas, as well as Fourth Circuit and United States Supreme Court precedent. Occasionally, though, we venture beyond these jurisdictions to highlight issues of particular note,…
  • Feb 17

    Congress Considering Major Class Action Reform Legislation

    Congress Considering Major Class Action Reform Legislation
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, recently introduced a bill that would make significant changes to federal class action litigation. The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R.…
Rank this Week: 3008

Carolinas Class Action Blog

Carolinas Class Action Blog

Covers class action developments in North and South Carolina. Our editors report on recent cases involving all federal and state courts in the Carolinas, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

http://www.carolinasclassaction.com
  • Feb 24

    How Will Justice Gorsuch Rule in Class Actions? A Look at Shook and Judicial Restraint

    How Will Justice Gorsuch Rule in Class Actions? A Look at Shook and Judicial Restraint
    The nomination of Tenth Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch for the Supreme Court has jurists and reporters forecasting how, if confirmed, he will rule in cases raising “hot” Constitutional issues. The “hot” question for…
  • Feb 21

    Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Offers of Judgment

    Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Offers of Judgment
    In this space, we concentrate on class action decisions in the Carolinas, as well as Fourth Circuit and United States Supreme Court precedent. Occasionally, though, we venture beyond these jurisdictions to highlight issues of particular note,…
  • Feb 17

    Congress Considering Major Class Action Reform Legislation

    Congress Considering Major Class Action Reform Legislation
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, recently introduced a bill that would make significant changes to federal class action litigation. The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R.…
Rank this Week: 3130

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 3024

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Feb 22

    Alternatives to Prescription Blood Thinners for AFib Patient

    Alternatives to Prescription Blood Thinners for AFib Patient
    Patients who suffer from irregular heartbeats, formally known as atrial fibrillation (AFib), face a myriad of health risks including being 5 times as likely to suffer a stroke. Unfortunately, as often is the case, the most common treatment…
  • Feb 15

    New Study Shows Link Between Talcum Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer

    New Study Shows Link Between Talcum Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer
    A study published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention on January 11, 2017 found a small, but statistically significant, link between women’s talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. While there has been a growing body of…
  • Feb 8

    Will the Net Neutrality War Reignite in 2017?

    Will the Net Neutrality War Reignite in 2017?
      In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took a stand to defend net neutrality by passing regulations designed to protect Internet users from being relegated to online “slow lanes.” But like many of the new laws…
Rank this Week: 4308

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Covers class actions against insurance companies. By Robinson & Cole LLP.

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
Rank this Week: 894

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Feb 10

    SB 1241: Choice-of-Law, Choice-of-Venue Provisions in Employment Agreements Now Voidable by Employee

    SB 1241: Choice-of-Law, Choice-of-Venue Provisions in Employment Agreements Now Voidable by Employee
    Thanks to a new Labor Code provision signed into law by Governor Brown last fall, California employees may no longer need to worry about being forced to litigate their employment cases in far-flung jurisdictions or under laws that provide…
  • Feb 1

    Brazil v. Dole: A Cautionary Tale of Class Certification

    Brazil v. Dole: A Cautionary Tale of Class Certification
    In 2012, Plaintiff Chad Brazil filed a consumer class action against Dole, alleging that the labels on a total of 38 varieties of Dole’s packaged fruit misleadingly describe the products as “all natural,” despite…
  • Jan 19

    Lubin v. Wackenhut: Decertification Order Based on Dukes Reversed by Cal. Ct. of Appeal

    Lubin v. Wackenhut: Decertification Order Based on Dukes Reversed by Cal. Ct. of Appeal
    On November 21, 2016, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reversed the decertification of a class of over 10,000 employees. The Court of Appeal held that the trial court should examine the plaintiffs’ theory…
Rank this Week: 358

Ahead of the Class

Ahead of the Class

Focuses on class action defense, addressing current cases and decisions, trends, and strategies associated with class action lawsuits. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://classactionblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 2467

Baum Headlund Law Blog

Baum Headlund Law Blog

Covers personal injury. By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman.

https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3191

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

    No Class?
    A question of numbers Class actions can save courts and parties a lot of time and money. But what if the class includes just a few members? How much time and money will the class action device save then? The Third Circuit grappled with that…
  • Nov 13

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making
    Election results Many voters believed that the major U.S. political parties offered them two disappointing choices for President this year. Although their reasons for disparaging their options varied from voter to voter, a rough consensus…
  • Oct 5

    A New Day in the Fifth Circuit?

    A New Day in the Fifth Circuit?
    Possible shift In 2014, the ABA Journal called the Fifth Circuit the “nation’s most divisive, controversial and conservative appeals court”. Liberal blog Jezebel deemed it “exceedingly…
Rank this Week: 2996

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Covers regulation, litigation and other developments impacting the sharing economy. By Michael Erdman.

http://www.SharingEconomyLawBlog.com
  • May 2

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal
    Last December the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a case involving the flight-sharing service Flytenow.com.  The website offered to match private pilots having planned itineraries with persons desiring…
  • Feb 19

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1
    As I mentioned in a recent post, I think it would be worthwhile to examine some of the previous orders in the O’Connor v. Uber class action litigation in California relating to Uber’s various arbitration provisions.  This…
  • Feb 4

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit
    I practice in Chicago and try to keep a close eye on Sharing Economy developments both locally and in Springfield.  I previously examined a federal court decision involving legal challenges by some of Uber’s competitors here, and…
Rank this Week: 3144

The Andrews & Thornton Blog

The Andrews & Thornton Blog

Provides information on dangerous dietary supplements, pharmaceutical drug recalls, harmful medical implants, food recalls, and updates on the cases we are actively litigating.

http://andrewsthorntonblog.com
Rank this Week: 3558

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 1387

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

https://consumeradvocatelegalupdate.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 1888

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 1371