The U.S. Supreme Court has sent mixed signals this term regarding when courts can address merits issues at the class certification stage. On March 27, 2013, in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, the Court reaffirmed that lower courts...more
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If a court denies class certification, may the named plaintiff settle the case while still keeping the class certification issue alive for appeal? The recent decision in Ruppert v. Principal Life Insurance Company, No....more
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On November 5, 2012, the Delaware Court of Chancery unveiled a change to its rules for handling confidential filings. The new rule, Rule 5.1, which will go into effect January 1, 2013, imposes stricter requirements on parties...more
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