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
The Supreme Court held that an agreement that requires arbitration of claims only on an individual basis, and precludes class-wide arbitration, is enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act…more
In Kartman v. State Farm Mut. Automobile Ins. Co., Case no. 09-1725, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 2830 (Feb, 14, 2011), the Seventh Circuit authoritatively rejected the use of injunctive relief on a class basis for consumer claims…more
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
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