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In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California — limiting where plaintiffs can bring claims and curbing forum-shopping in mass tort litigation — courts have grappled with questions that the ruling did not address, and defendants have pursued jurisdictional defenses in class actions and federal cases that were not previously available, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will not review a Ninth Circuit decision refusing to release a proposed class of AT&T wireless customers from arbitration of their claims that the company lied about its unlimited mobile data plan.
Much ink has been and will be spilled over the merits and complexities of the lawsuits brought against opioid manufacturers by 23 state attorneys general. However, for any company engaged in a consumer-facing industry, the progress of the recent multistate investigation offers lessons on what to expect when subject to this type of inquiry, says Richard Lawson of Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took up Apple Inc.’s bid to quash a proposed consumer class action claiming the technology giant illegally monopolized the iPhone app market, a little more than month after the Trump administration threw its weight behind the tech giant's request.
Fitbit Inc. abused its own arbitration clause to avoid ever facing claims from consumers about problems with its heart-monitoring watches, the consumers’ attorneys told a California federal judge Friday, saying the company refused to participate in the arbitration it had requested for two years.