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The Class Action Chronicle - Winter 2014

This is the sixth edition of The Class Action Chronicle, a quarterly publication that provides an analysis of recent class action trends, along with a summary of class certification and Class Action Fairness Act rulings...more

12/10/2014 - Attorney's Fees CAFA Class Action Class Certification Dismissals Judicial Settlement Agreements Jurisdiction Non-Judicial Settlement Agreements Remand

The Class Action Chronicle - Fall 2014

This is the fifth edition of The Class Action Chronicle, a quarterly publication that provides an analysis of recent class action trends, along with a summary of class certification and Class Action Fairness Act rulings...more

9/29/2014 - Antitrust Litigation CAFA Class Action Class Certification Fraud Mass Tort Litigation

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

"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

Seventh Circuit Reaffirms Propriety Of Overbroad Washing-Machine Classes Despite Supreme Court’s Ruling In Comcast v. Behrend

Earlier this year, as noted in a previous Skadden memorandum, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated and remanded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Butler v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 702 F.3d 359 (7th Cir....more

8/26/2013 - Certifications Class Action Comcast v. Behrend Manufacturing Defects SCOTUS

"Third Circuit Rejects Class Without Objective Means of Identifying Members"

On August 21, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed certification of a class action comprised of Florida purchasers of Bayer’s One-A-Day WeightSmart multivitamin. See Carrera v. Bayer Corp., No....more

8/21/2013 - Bayer Class Action Class Certification Due Process False Advertising

"Supreme Court Vacates Another No-Injury Washing Machine Class Action"

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court summarily vacated and remanded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Butler v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 702 F.3d 359 (7th Cir. 2012), for further consideration in...more

6/3/2013 - Class Action Comcast Comcast v. Behrend Manufacturing Defects Predominance Requirement SCOTUS

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