Alina Alonso Rodriguez

Alina Alonso Rodriguez

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Class Certification in TCPA Case

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

7/25/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Spam TCPA Unsolicited Faxes

Amended Class Definition That Excludes Putative Class Member Does Not Preclude American Pipe Tolling

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

6/25/2014 - American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah Class Action Putative Class Actions TCPA Tolling

Further Affiant Sayeth Naught: The Import Of Personal Knowledge In Class Certification Affidavits

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

4/22/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Equifax

Strategies In Class Action Engagement: Complimentary Roles Of Inside And Outside Counsel

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

10/14/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Corporate Counsel Litigation Strategies Outside Counsel

Tips For Opening Statements And Closing Arguments

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

8/14/2013 - Appeals Evidence Jury Trial Litigation Strategies Mistrial Objection Procedures Witness Statements

MDL Panel Weighs In On CAFA’s “Mass Action” Provision

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

6/5/2013 - CAFA Class Action Federal Jurisdiction Removal

Northern District Of Georgia Rejects “Local Controversy” Exception To CAFA Jurisdiction

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

6/5/2013 - CAFA Citizenship Class Action Class Certification Manufacturing Facilities Tax Records Toxic Exposure Voter Registration

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