7th Circuit: Opening The Door To Copycat Class Actions

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT) -- In the concluding chapter of a long-running class action saga, on May 1, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated its order enjoining putative class members in Thorogood v. Sears Roebuck & Co., Nos. 10-2407 & 11-2133 (7th Cir. May 1, 2012) (Thorogood IV), from trying to certify copycat class actions in other courts around the country.

We have previously reviewed, here and here, the complicated history that led to the Seventh Circuit’s fourth pass on class counsel’s “crusade” against the Sears...
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