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The Class Action Chronicle - Spring 2015

In This Issue: - Nexium and the Problems of Overbroad Class Actions - Class Certification Decisions: ..Decisions Granting Motions to Strike/Dismiss Class Claims ..Decisions Denying Motions to Strike/Dismiss...more

The Seemingly Interminable Garlock Saga: Where Are We Now?

As reported in our February 2014 edition, the bankruptcy court estimating Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC’s asbestos liability uncovered significant evidence “that the last 10 years of its participation in the tort system...more

Does the Economic-Loss Rule Bar Claims Under Section 75-1.1?

The economic-loss rule says that a contract dispute generally does not state a tort claim. The concern is that if a plaintiff could recover tort damages, that outcome would disregard the expectations reflected in the parties’...more

Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney Dan Pascucci, Member of Mintz Levin's Litigation Practice, talks about the Supreme Court’s role in establishing the national identity of class action litigation....more

7th Circuit Again Certifies Butler v. Sears, Roebuck, & Co. Class

This week we discuss the Seventh Circuit's decision to once more certify the class action cases in Butler v. Sears, Roebuck, & Co. after the case was remanded by the Supreme Court in light of Comcast Corp. v. Behrend....more

Choosing the Right Asset Search Company

When looking to conduct an asset search, it is important to carefully choose a qualified asset search company to assist you. The internet has become second nature to the majority, making it simple for anyone to create a...more

7th Circuit Provides Much Needed Clarification of Class Action “Predominance” Requirement: Butler v. Sears

This week's article covers the landmark 7th Circuit decision Butler v. Sears that provided much needed clarification of the "predominance" requirement in class action cases....more

Should the insurers pay?

In the light of the PIP breast implants scandal a brief summary of how business liability insurance works in the UK with reference to product liability and product recalls...more

Media Distorts Perceptions of Personal Injury

The media help perpetuate the public's perception and misconception regarding personal injury lawsuits. If fair and balanced reporting was followed, the public would learn the vast majority of personal injury lawsuits aren't...more

Peter J. Gregory Joins McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C.

Peter J. Gregory has joined McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin, P.C. as an associate attorney in the litigation group where he represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters including personal injury law,...more

Denial of Writ of Certiorari in Pella Corp. v. Saltzman, United States Supreme Court, Case No., 10-355

On January 18, 2011, the United States Supreme Court denied the writ of certiorari for an appeal of orders granting certification in a class action involving the sale of windows sold by Pella Window and Doors, Inc., a...more

Plaintiff Lawyers in Demand for Corporate Commercial Cases

Corporations are retaining plaintiff law firms to pursue their cases and hiring them on a contingency basis. According to business development advisor Larry Bodine, the change in attitude by corporate America has opened a...more

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