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A Treat for Plaintiffs' Lawyers: Middle District Of Florida Finds Bristol-Myers Squibb Inapplicable To Class Actions
As a result, federal district courts are split over whether Bristol-Myers applies to class actions.
United States
7 Nov 2018
In California, A New Era In U.S. Privacy
In June, California passed a sweeping new privacy law that will impact an estimated 500,000 businesses in the United States.
United States
8 Oct 2018
Fourth Circuit Holds Plaintiffs Who Allege Identity Theft Have Standing To Sue Post-Data Breach, But What Does It Mean For Certification?
The Fourth Circuit's 2017 decision in Beck v. McDonald held that the mere fear of identity theft in the wake of a data breach was insufficient to confer Article III standing.
United States
24 Aug 2018
Seventh Circuit Approves Cy Pres Settlement
We previously reported on the uncertainty of cy pres settlements in class action lawsuits. Although the Supreme Court granted cert on the issue, the Seventh Circuit weighed in during the interim ...
United States
24 Aug 2018
California Passes Stringent Privacy Law Akin To GDPR
Last month, California passed a sweeping new privacy law that will impact many businesses. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, AB 375 (CCPA) is the first U.S.
United States
25 Jul 2018
To Preempt Or Not To Preempt - Courts Issue Competing SLUSA Rulings
The New Jersey federal district court judge remanded the action. In state court, AXA again moved to dismiss, this time successfully.
United States
11 Jul 2018
Supreme Court Set To Rule On Constitutionality Of SEC's ALJs
As a result, the Supreme Court appointed an amicus curiae, New York appellate attorney Anton Metlitsky, to defend the SEC's prior position.
United States
9 Jul 2018
A Pyrrhic Victory For Petitioner: Ninth Circuit Limits Consolidation Of Class Cases
The Ninth Circuit recently denied relief on a petition for a writ of mandamus regarding an alleged erroneous transfer of a class action, despite agreeing with the petitioner that transfer was improper.
United States
22 Jun 2018
SEC Whistleblower Awards To Insurance Department Employees?
Many federal, state, and local governmental employees may be eligible for awards pursuant to the SEC's whistleblower program under the Dodd-Frank Act.
United States
11 Jan 2018
Based On Principles Of Fairness, Court Dismisses Putative Class Action RICO Claims Asserted Years After Initiation Of Suit
In Robertson v. SunLife Financial, a federal district court in Louisiana dismissed with prejudice as time-barred an amended putative class action complaint alleging RICO and state racketeering claims...
United States
8 Jan 2018
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