Francis Nolan, IV

Francis Nolan, IV

Nelson Brown & Co.

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Recent Cases of Note - Class Action Quarterly: Volume 2, Issue 3

Fifth Circuit Addresses CAFA’s Local Controversy Exception - The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that courts should only look to the complaint in effect at the time of removal when determining if...more

10/23/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements CAFA Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Local Controversy Exception

Courts Evaluating Class Settlement with Increased Scrutiny

The potential for enormous financial exposure for defendants in class actions often results in settlement, particularly after class certification. Courts have traditionally granted “rubber-stamp” approval of such settlements,...more

10/23/2014 - Class Action Settlement

Recent Cases of Note

District of New Jersey Denies Class Certification in Title Insurance Case on Grounds of Ascertainability - In the latest in a series of decisions from courts in the Third Circuit regarding ascertainability of a...more

6/23/2014 - Ascertainable Class CAFA Class Action Class Certification Contaminated Properties Contamination Groundwater SCOTUS Title Insurance Whirlpool v Glazer

Class Action Litigation: A Look at What is Ahead in 2014

2013: The Year in Review - Supreme Court Issues Two Notable Opinions on Class-Wide Arbitration - The United States Supreme Court issued two opinions in 2013 recognizing that class-wide arbitration will...more

1/16/2014 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Ascertainable Class CAFA Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Comcast v. Behrend FRCP 23(b)(3) Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Oxford Health v Sutter Parens Patriae SCOTUS

Class Action Quarterly - Winter 2013, Volume 2, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Is the Ascertainability “Requirement” Plaintiffs’ New Foe? - Whirlpool and Butler: Liability-Only Classes in a Post-Comcast World - Recent Cases of Note - Excerpt from Is the Ascertainability...more

12/19/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Agreements Ascertainable Class AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Butler Butler v Sears CAFA Class Action Class Certification Comcast v. Behrend Filed-Rate Doctrine FRCP 23(b)(3) FRCP 23(c)(4) Liability-Only Class Offer of Judgment Roebuck and Co. Whirlpool

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