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ND Illinois Knocks Out Helmet Concussion Class Actions
The defense has done a good job of preventing class certification of drug and device mass torts. Individual issues of usage, causation, reliance, injury, etc. predominate over alleged common issues.
United States
10 Oct 2019
PML Valsartan Order
Few things raise our blood pressure as much as the MDL process. MDL stands for Multi-District Litigation, but the M might as well stand for Mutilating and the D for Distorting.
United States
13 Sep 2019
Biometric Privacy Legislation Trends Rise Nationwide
Several states are following the path of Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), a law that has led to a rise in the volume of class action privacy litigation and underlined
United States
5 Sep 2019
TCPA Class Action Costs Rack Room Up To $25.97 Million
Rack Room Shoes, Inc. (Rack Room) has agreed to pay up to nearly $26 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA).
United States
12 Aug 2019
A Money-For-Nothing Pharmaceutical Class Action In California
We continue to scratch our heads over consumer class actions seeking monetary compensation when the customers received exactly what they paid for
United States
18 Jul 2019
Common Sense Cert Petition On CAFA
We have written a number of times on CAFA, the Class Action Fairness Act.
United States
4 Jul 2019
Guest Post − How Much Is Too Much Deference To FDA Warning Letters In Consumer Class Actions?
Consumer class actions involving goods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") coexist in parallel with FDA enforcement efforts.
United States
26 Jun 2019
Golden (State) Opportunity: What Businesses Need To Know About Rulemaking For California's Privacy Act
Material privacy and data security risks are set to rise again with the coming implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in January 2020.
United States
21 May 2019
Puffery About Regulatory Compliance Is Not A Material Misstatement
When the blog receives a case that is a bit off-center, involving odd facts or a different area of law, we grab it as our weekly writing assignment.
United States
8 Apr 2019
Guest Post: When Is A Deadline Really The Deadline? – Class Certification, Motions To Reconsider, And Appeals Under Federal Rule 23(f)
Today's guest post by Reed Smith associate Tim Carwinski addresses the broader possible ramifications of a recent Supreme Court decision
United States
5 Apr 2019
Can't Tell Who Is In The Class? Class Cert Denied
What do you get when no one has been injured and the most you can say is that maybe someone received medicine made from an active pharmaceutical ingredient that may have contained ...
United States
5 Feb 2019
Insurance Coverage For Large Wave Of Class Action Claims Under The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act
Some types of statutory violations can be insurable in Illinois.
United States
17 Jan 2019
Nutty Cosmetic Class Crushed
We may not know much about skin care, but we know a thing or two about labeling claims.
United States
17 Jan 2019
Pro-Plaintiff Hijacking Attempt Against New York Statute Of Limitations
We maintain a number of "scorecards" on legal issues where we judge the defense advantage is sufficiently great that including all cases, even if adverse, does not violate our injunction...
United States
28 Nov 2018
Another Nationwide Class Action Bites The Dust Under BMS
Bexis saw Bohemian Rhapsody last week and, as a result, is suffering from multiple Queen earworms.
United States
22 Nov 2018
Sunset for Cy Pres, Or Standing In Cyber-Privacy Litigation – Take Your Pick
We've always hated the concept of cy pres class action settlements.
United States
22 Nov 2018
Scientific Studies Are "SuperStarch" Kryptonite, Class Action Suit Says
Plaintiff Kevin McCann launched a putative class action against The UCAN Company ("UCAN")
United States
20 Nov 2018
Shedding Unwanted Pounds And Class Actions: Jenny Craig Settles TCPA Suit For $3 Million
Last month, a Florida district court granted preliminary approval of a $3 million class action settlement brought on behalf of recipients of unwanted Jenny Craig ...
United States
16 Nov 2018
Vegan Cookie Company Settles Deceptive Nutrition Label Suit For $5 Million
Vegan cookie company, Lenny & Larry's Inc., has reached a $5 million settlement with a proposed class of consumers ...
United States
15 Nov 2018
Just Fruit? Kind Faces Yet Another Class Action Lawsuit
Last month, a class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court alleging that Kind, LLC ("Kind") deceptively advertises certain Kind bars and fruit packets.
United States
9 Nov 2018
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