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Moore & Van Allen
As class action litigation has continued to proliferate, we have seen efforts to rein in the perceived abuses of the system on multiple fronts.
Foley & Lardner
For product liability and fraud actions in particular, this kind of reform would sharply curtail plaintiffs' ability to certify class actions.
Foley & Lardner
On Monday, May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its latest reminder to state and lower federal courts that they must treat arbitration agreements as equally valid as all other contracts.
BakerHostetler
Early in May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Whalen v. Michaels Stores, Inc., No. 16-260 (L) (2d Cir. May 2, 2017), affirmed the dismissal of a data breach class action...
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC.
The old adage "location, location, location" applies as much for medical device preemption as it does for real estate.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In an April 28, 2017 ruling on a motion to dismiss in the In re Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Securities Litigation, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey...
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
On April 26, 2016, the North Carolina General Assembly overrode Governor Roy Cooper's veto of a bill reducing the number of judges on the state Court of Appeals and providing for interlocutory appeals...
Carlton Fields
An Illinois district court recently denied certification, finding that the putative nationwide class failed the commonality and numerosity prongs of Rule 23(a) and that injunctive relief was not available...
Reed Smith
Last week a class action lawsuit was filed against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. The plaintiffs asserted that Vitamin Shoppe misled consumers and made scientifically inaccurate claims with regard to its garcinia cambogia weight loss supplement in violation of California's unfair competition law, false advertising law, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
recent decision has added to the chorus of courts recognizing that FMLA class actions must be pursued under Rule 23 and are often appropriate for class certification.
Davis & Gilbert
Recent cases may suggest a shift in courts' views on New Jersey's Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA).
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
A New York federal court denied a motion for conditional certification of a nationwide collective action against Barnes & Noble.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Second Circuit recently upheld a district court order denying a bid for class certification by personal bankers claiming their managers refused to approve timesheets with overtime hours...
Fisher Phillips LLP
Gig Economy companies (Gig companies) essentially serve as digital platforms facilitating gigs between workers and customers seeking their services.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Bruton v. Gerber, No. 15-15174. The district court had dismissed Plaintiff's unjust enrichment claim, denied class certification for lack of an "ascertainable class," and granted summary...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Second Circuit recently upheld a district court order denying a bid for class certification by personal bankers claiming their managers refused to approve timesheets with overtime hours..
Carlton Fields
A flurry of recent consumer protection cases in California federal courts led to mixed results for defendants attempting to dismiss nationwide class claims based on the state's choice of law rules. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently addressed the issue in Azar v. Gateway Genomics, LLC, ..
Carlton Fields
The Third Circuit recently affirmed the decision of a Pennsylvania district court, holding that a class action involving overtime compensation filed against the operating companies of a senior care facility...
Carlton Fields
A representative plaintiff who purchased Aveeno sunscreen products and baby bath products brought putative class actions against the products' manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, ..
Fenwick & West LLP
This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important decision in Whalen v. Michaels Stores...
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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In an April 28, 2017 ruling on a motion to dismiss in the In re Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Securities Litigation, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey...
Fenwick & West LLP
This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important decision in Whalen v. Michaels Stores...
BakerHostetler
What do babies, sex toys and wireless head phones have in common? Apparently, the privacy concerns of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)...
Carlton Fields
A flurry of recent consumer protection cases in California federal courts led to mixed results for defendants attempting to dismiss nationwide class claims based on the state's choice of law rules. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently addressed the issue in Azar v. Gateway Genomics, LLC, ..
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC.
The old adage "location, location, location" applies as much for medical device preemption as it does for real estate.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Gig Economy companies (Gig companies) essentially serve as digital platforms facilitating gigs between workers and customers seeking their services.
Carlton Fields
A representative plaintiff who purchased Aveeno sunscreen products and baby bath products brought putative class actions against the products' manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, ..
Carlton Fields
In an issue of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed whether the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims ("Veterans Court") has the authority to...
Troutman Sanders LLP
Defendants Wolfgang's Steakhouse, Inc. and ZMF Restaurants LLC again urged a New York federal court judge to dismiss a Fair and Accurate Transactions Act putative class action based...
Reed Smith
Last week a class action lawsuit was filed against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. The plaintiffs asserted that Vitamin Shoppe misled consumers and made scientifically inaccurate claims with regard to its garcinia cambogia weight loss supplement in violation of California's unfair competition law, false advertising law, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
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