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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: 2700

Baum Headlund Law Blog

Baum Headlund Law Blog

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

https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2130

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
  • May 23

    Follow Up – Dish Network Denied New Trial and Slapped with Trebled Damages of $61 Million

    Follow Up – Dish Network Denied New Trial and Slapped with Trebled Damages of $61 Million
    Today we provide you with an update on a previous blog post addressing Dish Network’s plea for a new trial after a jury awarded damages of $20.5 Million in a telemarketing class action lawsuit. After a five-day trial in January, a jury…
  • May 11

    Is a Class Representative Adequate if He Waives Viable Claims in Order to Preserve Commonality?

    Is a Class Representative Adequate if He Waives Viable Claims in Order to Preserve Commonality?
    Class actions don’t work if the class representative has a conflict with the class he or she purportedly represents. As the United States Supreme Court noted over 70 years ago, “a selection of representatives for purposes of…
  • May 1

    Recent Filings – April Digest

    Recent Filings – April Digest
    Not every class action court filing in North and South Carolina becomes a full-length post on our blog. Here is a recap of April’s filings: Sanda, et al. v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., et al., No. 6:17-cv-00988 (D.S.C. April 17,…
Rank this Week: 2031

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    What Are the Dangers of Roundup Herbicide?

    What Are the Dangers of Roundup Herbicide?
    A group of medical researchers have found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer, may cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other forms of cancer. In the wake of this study, many patients who suffer from cancer have…
  • May 25

    Salvi Law presents pool safety pointer

    Salvi Law presents pool safety pointer
    CHICAGO (May 25, 2017) – Salvi Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. attorney Brian L. Salvi gave a presentation on pool safety to elementary students at St. Gabriel Catholic School in Canaryville on Tuesday. Click here to read more from…
  • May 24

    Attorney Brian L. Salvi shares pool safety tips with Chicago elementary student

    Attorney Brian L. Salvi shares pool safety tips with Chicago elementary student
    CHICAGO (May 23, 2017) – While swimming pools are great places for family fun during the summer months, they can quickly become dangerous if swimmers and their guardians are not aware of some basic safety steps. That is one of…
Rank this Week: 1866

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: 2445

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 905

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: 1835

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: 1284

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: 2639

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • May 19

    Independent Contractor Trucker Dodges FAA Arbitration and Keeps His Class Action Alive

    Independent Contractor Trucker Dodges FAA Arbitration and Keeps His Class Action Alive
    In Oliveira v. New Prime, Inc., No. 15-2364 (May 12, 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit confronted two arbitration-related questions of first impression in that Circuit.  In the case, Dominic Oliveira had signed an…
  • May 16

    Supreme Court Rejects State Rule That Subjects Arbitration Agreements to Higher Standard

    Supreme Court Rejects State Rule That Subjects Arbitration Agreements to Higher Standard
    Some wondered why the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Kindred Nursing Centers L.P. v. Clark, No. 16-32, and after oral argument on February 22, 2017, many felt they knew the outcome. Indeed, Justice Stephen Breyer commented during…
  • May 10

    California Supreme Court Clarifies “Day of Rest” Requirement

    California Supreme Court Clarifies “Day of Rest” Requirement
    California’s employment laws have consistently caused headaches for employers because even minor technical violations of these laws can fuel class action litigation and prove costly. However, a recent decision by the California Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4034

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/
Rank this Week: 1727

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Apr 11

    Georgia Diminished Value Putative Class Action: Motion to Dismiss Decision

    Georgia Diminished Value Putative Class Action: Motion to Dismiss Decision
    In prior blog posts, I’ve covered developments in the putative class actions against insurance companies in Georgia involving diminution in value on property insurance claims (see my March 11, 2016 post, for example). These cases stem…
  • Apr 10

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2017

    DRI Class Action Seminar 2017
    The Defense Research Institute (DRI) is once again hosting what is sure to be a superb and well-attended class action seminar this year, on July 20-21, 2017, in Washington D.C. The program will include, among other sessions: a presentation by…
  • Mar 28

    Thoughts on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017

    Thoughts on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017
    A fair amount of attention has been given in the legal media to the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, H.R. 985, which has passed the House of Representatives and is currently under consideration by the Senate. Corporate groups…
Rank this Week: 1193

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: 2401

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: 2757

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Mar 19

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?
    In the last quarter-century and more, no current member of the Supreme Court tried a lawsuit of any kind to a judge or jury. Almost none of the justices has ever tried a civil case to verdict. And before their honors became appellate…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3340

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • May 10

    An Upside-Down Class Certification Decision

    An Upside-Down Class Certification Decision
    In a recent decision, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upended its usual approach for class actions, deciding the merits of the claims before resolving class certification. This decision is a departure from Rule 23(c)(1) —…
  • May 2

    New Study Finds Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defect

    New Study Finds Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defect
    Depression is one of the most serious and seldom talked about disorders, affecting over 15 million American adults. To make matters even worse, antidepressants can often produce several additional side effects in patients, including sexual…
  • Apr 13

    Artist and Developer Settle Lawsuit Over Fate of Landmark Detroit Illuminated Mural

    Artist and Developer Settle Lawsuit Over Fate of Landmark Detroit Illuminated Mural
    (DETROIT, MI) – When Detroit-based artist Katie Craig sued developer Princeton Enterprises under the Visual Artists Rights Act last January, her federal lawsuit was heralded as a major legal showdown over artists’ rights. Now the…
Rank this Week: 2372

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/
  • May 25

    Following U.S. Supreme Court Review, Ninth Circuit Remands EEOC Subpoena Case

    Following U.S. Supreme Court Review, Ninth Circuit Remands EEOC Subpoena Case
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher J. DeGroff and Alex W. Karasik Seyfarth Synopsis: After the U.S. Supreme Court clarified in McLane Co. v. EEOC, No. 15-1248, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 2327 (U.S. 2017), that the scope of review for employers…
  • May 23

    New Study Of EEOC Enforcement: Demystifying EEOC Determination, Conciliation & Litigation Timeline

    New Study Of EEOC Enforcement: Demystifying EEOC Determination, Conciliation & Litigation Timeline
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Andrew Scroggins and Christopher DeGroff Seyfarth Synopsis: An in-depth analysis by Seyfarth Shaw sheds new light on how quickly the EEOC moves matters from letter of determination, through conciliation, to…
  • May 22

    The EEOC Shoots At A Fish In The Proverbial Staffing Firm Barrel

    The EEOC Shoots At A Fish In The Proverbial Staffing Firm Barrel
    By David J. Rowland and Andrew L. Scroggins Seyfarth Synopsis:  In a case filed May 8 in federal court in New Jersey, the EEOC sued an IT staffing firm for age discrimination on behalf of a candidate seeking placement into an position…
Rank this Week: 841