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The Class Action Chronicle - Summer 2014

In This Issue: - Avoiding Class Certification Through an Offer of Judgment - CLASS CERTIFICATION DECISIONS: ..Decisions Granting Motions to Strike ..Decisions Denying Motions to Strike...more

6/19/2014 - CAFA Class Action Class Certification Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Litigation Strategies Motion To Strike Offer of Judgment Rule 68

"Study Reveals US Courts of Appeal Are Less Receptive to Reviewing Class Certification Rulings"

Skadden recently conducted a study on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform regarding acceptance rates for Rule 23(f) petitions appealing class certification rulings in federal courts. The study...more

5/1/2014 - Appeals Class Certification Corporate Counsel Interlocutory Appeals Rule 23(f)

"Supreme Court Punts on Twin No-Injury Washing Machine Class Actions"

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review decisions upholding class certification in two cases that have garnered increasing scrutiny by the legal community — Butler v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Whirlpool Corp....more

2/24/2014 - Butler v Sears Class Action Class Certification Mold Litigation SCOTUS Sears Whirlpool Whirlpool v Glazer

"Ordered by SCOTUS to Reconsider, Sixth Circuit Again Upholds Certification Ruling in Glazer"

Earlier this year, as noted in a previous client alert, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated and remanded the Sixth Circuit’s decision in Whirlpool Corp. v. Glazer, 678 F.3d 409 (6th Cir. 2012), for further consideration in light...more

7/19/2013 - Bodily Injury Comcast v. Behrend Liability Mold Litigation SCOTUS Whirlpool v Glazer

"Supreme Court Vacates No-Injury Consumer Class Action"

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court summarily vacated and remanded the Sixth Circuit’s decision in Whirlpool Corp. v. Glazer, 678 F.3d 409 (6th Cir. 2012), for further consideration in light of Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, No....more

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

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