The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed class certification in a case brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq. Pennsylvania-based distributor Lake City Industrial Products...more
The Eastern District of Michigan recently held that certain claims of a putative class member were tolled under American Pipe & Constr. Co. v. Utah., 414 U.S. 538 (1974), even though the named plaintiff had unsuccessfully...more
The Eastern District of Virginia weighed in on the split among federal district courts as to whether affidavits in support of or in opposition to motions for class certification must be based on personal knowledge. The...more
This continues our series of blog posts on effective partnering between inside and outside counsel to defend against class action lawsuits.
Inside and outside counsel should have different but complimentary roles in...more
Jury trials are supposed to be a forum within which the parties, represented by competent, professional and zealous counsel, present their positions in a coherent, thoughtful and respectful manner to their fact-finding peers....more
In re : Darvocet, Darvon and Propoxyphere Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 2226, 2013 WL 1635469 (April 17, 2013), the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation considered a motion to transfer three action. ...more
In Anderson v. King America Finishing, Inc., No. 1:11-cv-2258-JEC, 2013 WL 1213267 (N.D. Ga. March 25, 2013), class action plaintiffs alleged that defendant released a toxic chemical into the Ogeechee River from its...more