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7 Mar 2009, 7:57 am
Diana Levine at the Supreme Court The featured attorneys on the panel are frequent commentator and legal analyst Robert Ashkin of Ashkin Law in New York, Brian Wolfman, director of the litigation group at Public Citizen in Washington, DC, Gerson Smoger, President of Public Justice and Leslie Brueckner, counsel at Public Justice. [read post]
11 Dec 2008, 12:56 pm
Yesterday, Brian Wolfman posted a piece to this blog about a recent article by law prof and Cato ally Mark Moeller on why CAFA may be an unconstitutional extension of federal court jurisdiction. [read post]
10 Dec 2008, 2:49 pm
by Brian WolfmanMark Moller, a law professor, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and former editor-in-chief of Cato's Supreme Court Review, has just written an article entitled "A New Look at the Original Meaning of the Diversity Clause. [read post]
1 Dec 2008, 1:36 pm
The puzzle was first identified by Brian Wolfman, Public Citizen's litigation director, in congressional testimony on CAFA. [read post]
24 Nov 2008, 11:29 pm
As Brian Wolfman noted in his post on Saturday, CAFA generally has had its intended effect in the sense that more cases are being filed in or removed to the federal courts since CAFA went into effect. [read post]
21 Nov 2008, 2:54 pm
by Brian WolfmanThe Federal Judicial Center (FJC) has just released the most recent in a series of reports to the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee concerning the operation of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). [read post]
19 Nov 2008, 3:58 am
by Brian Wolfman A little while back, Public Citizen Litigation Group objected to the proposed settlement in In re Ameritrade Accountholder Litig., No. 3-07-cv-02852-VRW (N.D. [read post]
11 Nov 2008, 8:54 pm
Brian Wolfman at Consumer Law & Policy notes some skepticism on the subject from a New York appeals court.... [read post]
11 Nov 2008, 4:45 pm
By Brian Wolfman Here's a surprising class action developement: In Flemming v. [read post]
21 Oct 2008, 2:49 pm
"  His sounds themes similar to his new book, Remix, on which Brian Wolfman commented here a few days ago. [read post]
30 Sep 2008, 3:26 am
by Brian Wolfman Today, Monday, September 29, the Supreme Court Justices held their annual "long conference" at which they considered hundreds of petitions for writs of certiorari that had piled up over the Court's 3-month summer recess. [read post]
21 Sep 2008, 1:44 pm
by Brian Wolfman Remember the last time government policy was made in the interest of the nation with barely a peep of mainstream protest, as the press went along for the ride? [read post]
20 Sep 2008, 1:35 pm
by Brian Wolfman The Washington Post strikes again, with more than a dozen articles today on the U.S. financial crisis and the Bush Administration's non-laissez faire approach to fixing it. [read post]
29 Aug 2008, 8:27 pm
by Brian Wolfman A construction company hires a new employee, Mr. [read post]
20 Aug 2008, 9:20 pm
Brian Wolfman and Adina Rosenbaum at Public Citizen, working with private lawyer Khalid Elhassan, won an important preemption victory in the Third Circuit, in a class action where the defendant claimed preemption by the FDA's decision not to regulate. [read post]
20 Aug 2008, 10:24 am
Rosenbaum and Brian Wolfman of the Public Citizen Litigation Group repped the plaintiff, Deborah Fellner, in the appeal along with William O. [read post]
31 Jul 2008, 12:27 pm
by Brian Wolfman For years, tobacco control advocates have pushed to give the FDA authority to regulate tobacco. [read post]