Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball

K&L Gates LLP

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A Harsh Winter Thus Far for Plaintiffs in “All Natural” Food Labeling Class Actions

Two recent decisions by Federal Court Judge Lucy Koh in the Northern District of California have strengthened the position of defendants facing “all natural” food labeling class actions in California by making it even harder...more

1/27/2015 - Blue Diamond Growers Calculation of Damages Class Action Dole Food Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Natural Products

Comcast v. Behrend: New Opportunities for Class Action Defendants?

The Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend all but invites defendants to make a number of arguments when attempting to defeat class certification. The Behrend case is therefore the latest move by the U.S....more

4/19/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Comcast Comcast v. Behrend Rule 23

The Expansion of Potential Class Size (and Exposure) Under Aryeh v. Canon Business Solutions, Inc.

On January 24, 2013, the California Supreme Court held that common law exceptions to the standard four-year statute of limitations apply to claims brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”). The Aryeh decision...more

2/1/2013 - Canon Business Solutions Class Action Statute of Limitations Unfair Competition

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