Ronald Wick

Ronald Wick

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Third Circuit Ascertainability Rulings Continue to Imperil Low-End Consumer Class Actions

It’s a pattern repeated in millions of households every day: you go to the grocery or the drug store, buy the items you need, and don’t bother to keep the receipt. You may throw the receipt away immediately, you may throw...more

7/29/2014 - Ascertainable Class Bayer BMW Class Action Class Certification Putative Class Actions Wal-Mart

Defeating the “Fail Safe” Class Definition

Some class action plaintiff lawyers facing individualized liability issues will try to obtain class certification by defining the proposed class in a way that assumes liability. It’s somewhat akin to the baseball player who...more

6/6/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Leave to Amend Predominance Requirement Prior Express Consent TCPA

New E.U. Antitrust Directive

On April 17, 2014 the European Parliament adopted the European Commission’s proposal for a directive on private competition damages actions. The general impetus for the Directive was the paucity of private actions sought...more

6/2/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Enforcement Enforcement Actions EU EU Directive European Commission

Pennsylvania Court Decertifies Class in Fiduciary Breach Case Against H & R Block

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week upheld the decertification of a class of H&R Block customers challenging the tax preparer’s “Rapid Refund” program as deceptive, holding that the existence of a confidential...more

9/11/2012 - Class Action Class Certification Decertify False Advertising H&R Block Rapid Refund

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