Louisiana underfunds, understaffs and overworks public defenders, class action claims

Feb 10, 2017 By: Michael Scott Leonard

A group of law firms and civil rights organizations has filed a proposed class action accusing Louisiana of funding public defenders at

2nd Circuit: Class action can be decertified after jury verdict

Jul 25, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court’s decision to decertify as a class action a suit challenging mortgage late fees after the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the plaintiff.

Seventh Circuit Rejects Heightened “Ascertainability” Requirement in Class Actions – Part 2

Aug 3, 2015 By: Mark P. Chalos

This post focuses on the policy bases underlying the heightened ascertainability requirement of Mullins v. Direct Digital, LLC and why those bases do not justify the requirement.

Seventh Circuit Rejects Heightened “Ascertainability” Requirement in Class Actions – Part 1

Jul 31, 2015 By: Mark P. Chalos

The Seventh Circuit recently refused to adopt a heightened ascertainability standard that would effectively preclude certification of a wide variety of class actions – including many consumer class actions.

Company Buyer Failed to Follow WARN Act; Pays $2.1M for Lack of Employee Termination Notice

Jul 7, 2015 By: Jury Verdicts

Day v. Celadon Trucking Servs.(E.D.Ark.) Company Buyer Failed to Follow WARN Act; Pays $2.1M for Lack of Employee Termination Notice

$13M Settlement in Class Action Red Bull Energy Drink Dispute

Jun 30, 2015 By: Jury Verdicts

Wolf v. Red Bull GmbH (S.D.N.Y.) $13M Settlement in Class Action Red Bull Energy Drink Dispute

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

May 21, 2015 By: Melissa Sachs

This week some highlights from the Westlaw Journal blog include stories about Phoenix’s anti-immigration sheriff, the first SEC whistleblower anti-retaliation award and

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Sep 3, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include two federal court rulings: one finding the

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

May 28, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Last week on the Westlaw Journal blog: digital currency and the law, class certification in false-advertising suits & a suit over the “Newport” mark.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Apr 25, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about GM, a Maryland man’s guilty plea

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