The Class Action Chronicle - Fall 2013

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This is the inaugural edition of The Class Action Chronicle, a quarterly publication that will provide analysis of recent class action trends, along with a summary of class certification and Class Action Fairness Act rulings issued during each quarter. Our publication is designed to keep both practitioners and clients up-to-date on class action developments in antitrust, mass torts/products liability, consumer fraud and other areas of law.

The Fall 2013 edition highlights the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s recent — and troubling — approval of issues classes as a means to facilitate class certification in cases where the requirements of Rule 23 are not met.

- CONTENTS:

- Issues Classes: The Latest Assault on Rule 23(b)(3)1

- CLASS CERTIFICATION DECISIONS:

- Decision Granting Motion to Strike

- Decisions Denying Motions to Strike

- Decisions Rejecting/Denying Class Certification

- Decisions Permitting/Granting Class Certification

- Decisions Granting Decertification of Classes

- Decision Denying Decertification of Class

- CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT DECISIONS:

- Decisions Denying Motions to Remand/Reversing Remand Orders

- Decisions Granting Motion to Remand

- CAFA Settlement Ruling

- Please see full Memorandum below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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