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Texas District Court Denies Class Certification for Hedge Fund Investors on Numerosity and Predominance Grounds

In 2008, investors in the Parkcentral hedge fund lost as much as $3 billion dollars when Parkcentral’s investment in commercial mortgage-backed securities (“CMBS”) was devalued. The investors, limited partners of Parkcentral,...more

9/19/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Fiduciary Duty Hedge Funds Investors Misrepresentation Mortgage-Backed Securities Numerosity Omissions Predominance Requirement

Certification Denied for Purchasers of Product Awash with Design Differences

The Central District of California denied Plaintiff’s motion to certify a class of purchasers of Defendant’s washing machines that contain an air hose connected to an air dome. Plaintiff alleged the connection between the...more

7/17/2014 - Bodily Injury Class Action Class Certification Property Damage

Hershey Wins Pre-Certification Summary Judgment In California Labeling Class Action

The Northern District of California granted partial summary judgment in favor of The Hershey Company in a putative class action where the plaintiff alleged Hershey’s representations about certain of its products were unlawful...more

5/27/2014 - False Advertising Food Labeling Putative Class Actions Summary Judgment The Hershey Company Unfair Competition Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

A Class Action By Any Other Name Is Still A Class Action And Subject To CAFA

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri denied a plaintiff’s motion to remand a collection against insurers brought on behalf of a certified class that had obtained a judgment in a separate action against...more

4/24/2014 - CAFA Class Action Jurisdiction Mobile Homes Removal

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

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