Since Congress enacted the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) in 2005, the nation’s class action litigation has increasingly migrated to the federal stage, with plaintiffs bringing more class actions directly to federal court...more
MODERATOR: What are the implications of Daimler AG v. Bauman? How will the Court’s decision impact the ability to bring class actions against large, multi-site corporations?
The “preliminary” report on consumer arbitration issued late last year by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appears to be another marker along the road leading to the end of alternative dispute resolution as a primary...more
As anticipated, the United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, signaling the next chapter in the challenges that have been raised as to the legitimacy of certain...more
The United States Supreme Court has issued a divided (5-3) decision in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, reaffirming the Court’s long-standing inclination to enforce contractual arbitration agreements....more
Comcast v. Behrend is the latest opinion issued by the U.S. Supreme Court interpreting and applying the procedural rules governing class actions set out in Federal Rule Civil Procedure 23. In order to obtain certification of...more
In a much-anticipated ruling that could significantly restrict the efforts of class action plaintiffs and their lawyers to avoid litigating in federal court, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a named...more