Irene Freidel

Irene Freidel

K&L Gates LLP

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Removing a Barrier: The Supreme Court Holds That, Under CAFA, Notices of Removal Need Not Include Evidence Supporting the Amount...

On December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co., LLC v. Owens that a class action defendant need only allege the requisite amount of controversy “plausibly” in the notice of...more

12/22/2014 - Amount in Controversy CAFA Class Action Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens Diversity Jurisdiction Federal Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Removal SCOTUS

To Moot or Not to Moot: The Seventh Circuit’s Tender Doctrine Offers a Potentially Powerful Tool for Class Action Defendants

Defending a putative consumer class action in a federal district court within the Seventh Circuit? Has the named plaintiff filed a motion for class certification yet? If not, Seventh Circuit jurisprudence provides a powerful...more

4/3/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Corporate Counsel Putative Class Actions

To Offer or Not to Offer: Post Genesis, Uncertainty Continues Regarding the Impact of Rule 68 Offers of Judgment in the Class...

Hit with a putative consumer class action? One of the first questions that should be considered is whether to make an offer of judgment to the named plaintiff(s). Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 permits a defendant to...more

3/14/2014 - Class Action Corporate Counsel Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk Litigation Strategies Putative Class Actions Rule 68

Safe Harbor Means Safe Harbor: Sixth Circuit Rejects Any Judicial Deference to HUD’s Sham Affiliated Business Guidelines

Providing clarity in an area of law that had become increasingly muddled over the last two decades, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has issued a decision that clarifies the scope of RESPA’s safe harbor for...more

12/10/2013 - Affiliated-Business Arrangements Fraud HUD RESPA Safe Harbors Scams

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