Mark Johnson

Fifth Circuit Restricts Cy Pres Doctrine in Class Action Settlements

The Fifth Circuit recently issued a significant decision restricting the use of the doctrine of cy pres in class action settlements, as well as affirming the importance of a well-drafted settlement document…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Toxic Torts, Consumer...

Long Statute of Limitations Encourages Class Actions

Ohio's 15 year statute of limitations for written contracts, the longest in the nation, unnaturally increases exposure in class actions and encourages filing of class actions that assert dubious contract claims. In this article…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business...

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