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Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Nebraska Sues Hilton Over Hotel "Resort Fees"
Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We advise hotel industry clients on litigation
United States
2 Aug 2019
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Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General For DC Sues Marriott International Over Hotel ‘Resort Fees
Jim Butler's article "Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC sues Marriott International over hotel ‘Resort Fees," was picked up by Hospitality Net on July 15th, 2019.
United States
30 Jul 2019
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Class Action Defense Cases – Epic Systems v. Lewis: Supreme Court Holds FAA Compels Individual Arbitration Of Labor Law Disputes Rejecting Employee Claim That NLRA Permits Class Action Lawsuits Despite Arbitration Agreement With Employer
The Supreme Court issued a seminal decision yesterday in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U.S., ruling 5-4 that the FAA compels enforcement of an employer-employee arbitration agreement to resolve disputes...
United States
23 May 2018
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Class Action Defense Cases–American Express V. Italian Colors: United States Supreme Court Reverses Second Circuit Refusal To Enforce Class Action Waiver Under Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)
A group of merchants who accept American Express cards filed a putative class action against American Express alleging of the Sherman Act and seeking treble damages under the Clayton Act.
United States
4 Jul 2013
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Class Action Defense Cases–KPMG v. Cocchi: Supreme Court Reiterates Requirement That State Courts Follow "Concepcion" And Enforce Arbitration Agreements Under The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)
Plaintiffs filed a putative class action in Florida state court against various defendants, including KPMG LLP, for damages suffered as a result of investments made with Bernard Madoff.
United States
7 Aug 2012
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Class Action Defense Cases–Brinker v. Superior Court: California Supreme Court Affirms, Reverses And Remand Class Action Certification Ruling In Labor Law Class Action Clarifying Meal And Rest Break Requirements
In Considering Class Action Certification Order in Labor Law Class Action, California Supreme Court Holds Rest Periods Not Mandated Prior to Meal Periods, and Employer must Provide Meal Breaks but need not Ensure Employee Takes Meal Breaks.
United States
24 Apr 2012
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Wal-Mart v. Dukes: Supreme Court Reverses Class Action Certification Of Largest Labor Law Class Action In History Holding Sex Discrimination Claims Lacked Commonality
Class Action Treatment of Sex Discrimination in Promotion Claim Against Wal-Mart not Proper because Commonality Requirement not Met and because Rule 23(b)(2) Class Inappropriate given Monetary Relief Sought Supreme Court Holds. .
United States
16 Apr 2012
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Vioxx Class Action Defense Cases–In re Vioxx: California Appellate Court Affirms Denial Of Class Action Treatment In Putative UCL/CLRA Class Action Involving Vioxx Because Individual Issues Predominate
Class Action under California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) Arising out of Merck's Manufacture and Marketing of Vioxx Properly Denied Class Action Certification because Evidence Supported Trial Court's Conclusion that Individual Issues Predominate Over Common Issues California Appellate Court Holds
United States
16 Jan 2012
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Class Action Defense Cases–KPMG V. Cocchi: Supreme Court Reiterates Requirement That State Courts Follow Concepcion And Enforce Arbitration Agreements Under The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)
State Courts Erred in Denying Defense Motion to Compel Arbitration Under FAA (Federal Arbitration Act) because They Failed to Consider Whether Any Claims were Subject to Arbitration.
United States
1 Dec 2011
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Richard Watts: "Fables of Fortune: What Rich People Have That You Don't Want"
Richard Watts, a personal friend of the author and a superb lawyer, has published a book based on his 30-year career representing individuals with a net worth in excess of $100 million.
United States
8 Nov 2011
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Class Action Defense Cases–Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp.: Ninth Circuit Vacates And Remands Class Action Certification In Gender Discrimination Labor Law Case
Plaintiffs filed a putative class action against Costco Wholesale alleging that it discriminates in its promotional practices based on gender. Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp., ___ F.3d ___, 2011 WL 4336668 (9th Cir. September 16, 2011) [Slip Opn., at 17693, 17697].
United States
17 Oct 2011
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California Supreme Court One Step Closer To Decision In Long-Awaited Meal And Rest Period Case: Decision Expected By Mid-February
The California Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Brinker Restaurant v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum, et al., real parties in interest) on November 8, 2011, according to the Court docket issued recently.
United States
17 Oct 2011
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Class Action Defense Cases–In Re Community Bank: Third Circuit Court Again Reverses Approval Of Class Action Settlement Holding Wrong Legal Standard Applied To Determine Adequacy Of Representation
District Court Applied Wrong Legal Standard in Finding Named Plaintiffs and Their Counsel to be Adequate Representatives of the Proposed Class under Rule 23(a)(4) and thus Abused its Discretion in Certifying Class and Approving Nationwide Class Action Settlement Third Circuit Holds
United States
14 Oct 2011
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Class Action Defense Cases–Kaltwasser v. AT&T Mobility: Federal Court Grants Motion To Compel Arbitration Under Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) Following Concepcion
Supreme Court Decision in Concepcion Compelled Granting AT&T's Motion to Compel Arbitration of Individual Claims because FAA Preempts California Laws Barring Class Action Arbitration Waivers
United States
14 Oct 2011
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Class Action Defense Cases–Martis v. Grinnell Mutual: Illinois State Court Reverses Class Action Certification And Orders Class Action Complaint Dismissed Because Medical Provider Not Third Party Beneficiary Of Insurance Policy
As Matter of First Impression, Class Action Complaint Against Insurance Company Alleging Breach of Contract for Paying Discounted PPO Rate to Medical Providers Without a PPO Contract with Insurer did not Warrant Class Action Treatment because Class Action Failed as a Matter of Law as Medical Providers are not Third Party Beneficiaries of Workers' Compensation Policies and no Exception Applied Illinois State Appellate Court Holds
United States
10 Oct 2011
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Bayer Class Action Defense Cases—In re Bayer Aspirin: Judicial Panel On Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Grants Plaintiffs' Motions To Centralize Class Action Litigation In Eastern District Of New York
Judicial Panel Grants Plaintiffs' Request for Pretrial Coordination of Class Action Lawsuits Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407, Opposed by Only One Group Class Action Plaintiffs, and Transfers Actions to Eastern District of New York
United States
10 Oct 2011
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Class Action Defense Cases—In re Bayer: Judicial Panel On Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Grants Plaintiffs' Motions To Centralize Class Action Litigation And Transfers Class Action To Eastern District Of New York
Judicial Panel Grants Plaintiffs' Separate Requests for Pretrial Coordination of Class Action Lawsuits Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407, Supported by Defendants, and Transfers Class Actions to Eastern District of New York
United States
10 Oct 2011
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