Casie Collignon

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Class Action Disgorgement Case Dismissed Against PG&E as Remedy Sought Would Interfere with Filed Rates

Companies in regulated markets, such as insurance and energy, are increasing litigating issues surrounding the “filed rate doctrine,” or in other words, whether they can be sued in a class action where the remedy sought...more

10/20/2014 - Class Action Disgorgement Dismissals Filed-Rate Doctrine PG&E Utilities Sector

Federal Magistrate Recommends Dismissing TCPA Class Claims Against Coke

Responding to an invitation to text can satisfy TCPA’s Express Consent Requirement - In a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) putative class action against Coca-Cola and its marketing agent, a Northern District of...more

9/16/2014 - ATDS Coca Cola Corporate Counsel Do Not Call List Mobile Devices Prior Express Consent Putative Class Actions TCPA Text Messages

Ninth Circuit Says Cellphone Calls Do Not Have To Be Confidential To Violate the California Invasion of Privacy Act

The Ninth Circuit recently issued a divided and unpublished opinion in Young v. Hilton Worldwide Inc. et al, which plaintiffs may attempt to use in class action lawsuits against call centers for violations of the California...more

4/4/2014 - Cell Phones CIPA Class Action Confidentiality

No Need To Try the Individual Claim After Class Cert Denial – Ninth Circuit Asserts Jurisdiction over Voluntary Stipulated...

The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the United States District Court for the Central District of California’s denial of class certification of a Plaintiff’s California consumer law claims based primarily based on the...more

2/17/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Voluntary Dismissals

SCOTUS: Mississippi AG Suit is not a Removable CAFA Mass Action

In Mississippi ex rel. Jim Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., Case No. 12-1036 (U.S. Jan. 14, 2014), the United States Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit’s decision and held that a statewide antitrust lawsuit brought by the...more

1/15/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Attorney Generals CAFA Class Action Removal

Tax Court Rules that Payments by Tobacco Distributor to Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Qualified Settlement Fund Not...

In Suriel v. Comm’r, 141 T.C. No. 16 (Dec. 4, 2013), the Tax Court ruled that, under the specific facts in this case, the economic performance rules under IRC Section 461(h), permitting a tax deduction for certain liabilities...more

1/7/2014 - Tobacco Litigation Tobacco Settlement

When is the Proper Time To Challenge Standing in Class Actions? New Jersey Says To Wait Until Class Certification.

On Monday, a New Jersey federal judge denied a motion to dismiss for lack of standing in a deceptive marketing class action in which the named plaintiffs had not purchased a number of the named products. This decision...more

12/16/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Standing

Nevada Court Blesses Plaintiff’s Counsel Use of Facebook and Twitter to Advertise Pending Collective Action

The District of Nevada recently allowed Plaintiff’s counsel to solicit potential collective action members on Facebook and Twitter. In Gamble v. Boyd Gaming Corp., D. Nev., No. 2:13-cv-01009-JCM-PAL (Nov. 20, 2013), the...more

12/2/2013 - Collective Actions FLSA Social Media Wage and Hour

Common and Predominating Damages: Comcast Opinion Extends Wal-Mart v. Dukes' Standards for Class Certification but Leaves the...

On March 27, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, Case No. 11-864, which provides a valuable tool for the defense in combatting class certification in antitrust cases and other types of class...more

4/2/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Comcast Comcast v. Behrend Damages Daubert Hearing Dukes v Wal-Mart Expert Testimony SCOTUS

Late Class Settlement Claims – To Accept or Not to Accept?

Inevitably, there is always at least one late claim form arrival in every class action settlement. This precise issue was highlighted in a recent case in the Northern District of California....more

1/17/2013 - Class Action Late Claims Settlement

California District Court Awaits Class Certification Motion in Wal-Mart

On December 10, 2012, the California District Court denied Wal-Mart’s motion for an interlocutory appeal in a putative class action filed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision not permitting certification of a...more

12/18/2012 - Class Certification Commonality Interlocutory Appeals Tolling Wal-Mart

Supreme Court Denies Cert on Preclusion Issue Post Decertification in Florida Tobacco Case…And Once Again, Decertification Proves...

Last week, on November 26, 2012, the United States Supreme Court denied cert in one of the thousands of individual cases pending in the aftermath of Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc., 945 So. 2d 1246 (Fla. 2006), where the State...more

12/4/2012 - Class Certification

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