Alleged Atty Misdeeds Derail Junk Fax Class In 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 6:23 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday vacated the certification of a class of some 14,000 plaintiffs accusing a California wholesaler of sending junk faxes, finding alleged misconduct by plaintiffs' counsel Bock & Hatch LLC might discredit the firm’s representation of the class.

A three-judge appeals court panel said U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Gettleman had applied an unattainable standard when he found that the Chicago law firm, which allegedly made misleading statements to lead plaintiffs Creative Montessori Learning Centers to persuade them to sue Ashford Gear...
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