Barry Guttman

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California Court Puts the Deep Freeze on Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Class Action

A putative class of plaintiffs filed suit against ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, alleging that labeling several of its frozen confections “all natural” when they contained alkalized cocoa made with artificial alkali...more

2/12/2014 - Ben & Jerry's Class Action Class Certification Comcast v. Behrend Food Labeling Putative Class Actions Rule 23 Rule 23(b)(3)

SCOTUS: States are Not “Persons” Under CAFA

In 2005, Congress enacted the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) to change the procedures for interstate class action suits. Notably, CAFA created a new type of suit called a “mass action,” which is any civil suit for...more

2/5/2014 - CAFA Class Action Mass Action Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics SCOTUS

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