Food for Thought reports on significant court decisions affecting the food industry. The focus of this edition is on several food-related cases pertaining to class certification; particularly, on district court decisions...more
This continues our series of blog posts on effective partnering between inside and outside counsel to defend against class action lawsuits.
Inside and outside counsel should have different but complimentary roles in...more
Background: Butler v. Sears, Roebuck and Co. is two class action lawsuits rolled into one. The classes have different members and different claims arising from alleged defects in Kenmore-brand Sears washing machines. One...more
After months of anticipation, the Supreme Court finally released its decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, No. 11–864. In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Scalia, the Court reversed the certification of a 23(b)(3) class of...more
To best understand this decision, we need to look at the rules concerning both class actions and securities:
- According to Rule 23(b)(3), a class action may be maintained if the court finds that questions of law or...more