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Epic Systems And The Erosion Of Federal Class Actions

Law360 (July 5, 2018, 1:33 PM EDT) -- Over the last decade, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued several decisions making it progressively harder for consumers and employees to vindicate their rights through class actions. These cases, the latest of which was last month’s decision in Epic Systems, are largely technical in nature; as a result, they don’t make headlines outside of the legal press. Taken together, though, they have made class litigation riskier and more difficult for would-be plaintiffs and their attorneys alike, reducing the likelihood that corporations will be held liable for...
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