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  • April 22, 2017

    Is 'Class Arbitration' An Oxymoron?

    The premise is that “class arbitration” signifies the utilization of a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 class action protocol in an arbitration proceeding. Here we examine possible bases for the viability of class arbitration. Spoiler alert — they do not hold up to scrutiny, says Gilbert Samberg of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.

  • April 21, 2017

    Airlines’ $40M Antitrust Deal Unfair, 9th Circ. Hears

    An objector to a $39.5 million settlement ending antitrust claims in multidistrict litigation against Societie Air France and others told a Ninth Circuit panel Friday the settlement unfairly lumped the claims of customers who bought tickets through travel agents with the stronger case of direct purchasers, diluting her damages.

  • April 21, 2017

    Debt Agency Can't Thwart Class Cert. In Unfair-Collection Suit

    An Illinois federal judge on Friday granted class certification to a woman suing a debt collection agency she says illegally failed to disclose key information in collection letters, tossing arguments by Midland Credit Management that the woman lacked standing.

  • April 21, 2017

    Top Securities Plaintiffs’ Firms Brought In $7.23B In 2016

    Plaintiffs’ law firms were hard at work representing institutional investors and individual shareholders in 2016, with the top 50 firms raking in a combined $7.23 billion in class action settlements over the course of the year, according to a new report released Thursday.

  • April 21, 2017

    Pepsi Center Owner Fights Deaf Fans’ Class Cert. Bid

    The owner of the Pepsi Center in Denver urged a federal judge Thursday against certifying a class of hearing-impaired people claiming the stadium violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing captioning on its scoreboard, saying it offers those patrons other aids and services.

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