Christine Stoddard

Christine Stoddard

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Ninth Circuit Finds Self-Identification By Class Members Does Not Satisfy Ascertainability Under Rule 23

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court’s denial of class certification where a plaintiff failed to propose a plan to ascertain class members and therefore did not satisfy the manageability...more

8/8/2014 - Ascertainable Class Class Action Class Certification FACTA Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 23

Expect Focus - Catching The Next Wave, Regulatory and Litigation Developments - Volume II, Spring 2014

In This Issue: - IN THE SPOTLIGHT ..Private Equity: The Next Wave of SEC Enforcement Actions? - LIFE INSURANCE ..How to Fight a STOLI Scheme: Court Rulings Offer Clues ..STOA Schemes Face...more

7/22/2014 - Compliance Enforcement Enforcement Actions PBGC Private Equity Property Insurance SEC Title Insurance

STOA Schemes Face Increased Regulatory Scrutiny

Increased SEC and Justice Department prosecution is bad news for stranger-originated annuity (STOA) schemes. The SEC recently announced that enforcement actions were taken against brokers Michael A. Horowitz of California and...more

7/10/2014 - Annuities Broker-Dealer Brokers DOJ Enforcement Actions SEC White Collar Crimes

DC Circuit Holds Named Plaintiff Who Settles Individual Claims Retains Standing To Appeal Denial Of Class Certification

In Stephens, two former pilots brought a putative class action lawsuit against their employer airline and their retirement plan, alleging that a delay in paying retirement benefits and failure to pay interest during the delay...more

7/10/2014 - ERISA Putative Class Actions Retirement Plan Settlement

District Court Rejects Nationwide Class, But Certifies California-Only Consumer Class After Conducting Rigorous Analysis of...

In Werdebaugh v. Blue Diamond Growers, the plaintiff brought suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to certify a nationwide class of consumers who purchased Blue Diamond almond milk...more

6/13/2014 - Blue Diamond Growers Class Action Class Certification Comcast Comcast v. Behrend False Advertising Food Labeling Rule 23(b)(3)

District Court Applies Gulf Oil To Restrict Issuance Of Arbitration Agreements To Prospective Class Members

Drivers brought a putative class action suit against Uber Technologies (“Uber”), the licensor of a software application used to connect drivers for hire with passengers, alleging that Uber failed to remit to drivers the full...more

5/14/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Putative Class Actions Tips Uber Wages

Securities Class Actions Receive Increased Scrutiny: District Court Applies “Stringent Standards” Of Dukes And Comcast To Deny...

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently denied certification of a putative securities law class after finding that plaintiff failed to put forth actual facts showing adequacy and...more

4/9/2014 - Class Action Comcast v. Behrend Dukes v Wal-Mart Evidence Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund SCOTUS Securities Litigation

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