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Update on Proposed Rule 23 Changes

In September, I reported on the Rule 23 Miniconference that I attended in Dallas to discuss the proposed changes being considered by the Rule 23 Subcommittee to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules.  45 more words

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Quel Horreur! La France a Adopté une Loi d'Action du Groupe?

After years of debate, France has finally passed its first “class action” law. Act No. 2014-344 of 17 March 2014 (relatif à la Consommation… 178 more words

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Supreme Court Review Requested in Moldy Washing Machine Cases

Today, Whirlpool and Sears filed petitions for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court asking seeking review of decisions by the Sixth and Seventh Circuits upholding certification orders in class actions alleging that design defects create a tendency for mold to develop in front-loading washing machines manufactured by the defendants.  285 more words

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Landmark Judgment Rendered in Korean Data Breach Collective Action

According to an article in the Korea JoongAng Daily, a Korean court has issued the first ever judgment in a collective action arising out of a data breach caused by alleged mismanagement of the data, as opposed to intentional conduct.  59 more words

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It's Bad to Be a Scoundrel, But It's Good to Be a CAD!

For those readers who may be dissatisfied with my somewhat uneven coverage of all things class action lately, here’s a reminder about a great source for the latest in class action news and trends: the ABA’s Class Actions and Derivative Suits (CADS) Committee Group Page on LinkedIn.  107 more words

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You May Be Entitled to a Substantial Award in a Class Action Settlement, Just Send Us All Your Personal Information and You'll Get a Huge Check

The Record staff writer Harvy Lipman authored this article today discussing the New Jersey Attorney General’s warning to consumers about a scam involving a fake class action notice.  90 more words

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More on Posner's McReynolds Decision

For those readers who are interested in additional insights on Judge Posner’s opinion in McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., No. 11-3639 (7th Cir., Feb. 40 more words

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