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What's New in Class Action Law?

July 27, 2020

U.S. Fifth Circuit Reverses Certification of ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

Written by Steve Herman
July 20, 2020

U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Classwide Arbitration Award, While Noting Defense Counsel’s Change-in-Position and Demand for Oral Argument

Written by Steve Herman
June 27, 2020

U.S. Fifth Circuit Declines to Sanction Defendant for Frivolous Appeal

Written by Steve Herman
June 1, 2020

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Confirms that Discovery Cannot Be Used to Identify a Substitute Proposed Class Representative

Written by Steve Herman
June 1, 2020

Defendant in Certified Class Action Sanctioned for Interfering with Notice Process and Defense Counsel Sanctioned for Improper Communications with Class – Rejecting, as Willful Blindness, Attorney’s “Failure to Scroll” Defense

Written by Steve Herman
June 1, 2020

California Court of Appeals Invalidates Fee-Sharing Agreement in Class Action Based on Violation of Professional Rule; Remands for Consideration of Quantum Meruit; Rejects that Only Hours, and Not Value of Referral, Can Be Considered

Written by Steve Herman
May 20, 2020

U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Certification of Policyholder Class re Actual Cash Value Payments

Written by Steve Herman
May 12, 2020

U.S. Fifth Circuit Rejects Waiver of Personal Jurisdiction Challenge in Putative National Class Action and Reverses Certification on Predominance Grounds

Written by Steve Herman
May 1, 2020

U.S. Seventh Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit Courts of Appeal Decline to Extend Bristol-Myers Squibb to Class Actions

Written by Steve Herman
April 28, 2020

Louisiana Second Circuit Reverses Certification of People Affected by Explosion and Subsequent Evacuation Order

Written by Steve Herman