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Game On: Supreme Court to Decide Whether Xbox Plaintiffs Can Create Appellate Review

by BakerHostetler on

Recently, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, a case that may significantly impact class-action defense and appellate jurisdiction. Plaintiff classes frequently want to immediately...more

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Appellate Jurisdiction after Denial of Class Certification

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction to review an order denying class certification after the named plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss their claims with prejudice was the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court on...more

The Gorsuch Nomination: The Return of the Business Friendly Court?

Assuming Judge Gorsuch's confirmation, the Court will add a Justice with extensive commercial litigation experience, a particular expertise in antitrust and securities law, and a track record on the bench that demonstrates a...more

The U.S. Supreme Court And Workplace Class Actions

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: As profiled in our recent publication of the 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings have a profound impact on employers and the tools they may utilize to...more

Class Action Report - October 2016

by Jackson Walker on

As the Supreme Court begins its new term, the trajectory of its recent class certification guidance will be a key issue for many. The spring and summer of 2016 delivered significant new contours in class certification...more

Coming Up This Term from SCOTUS

by Benesch on

One class action-related case, so far: Microsoft v. Baker, case no. 15-457, on certiorari from the Ninth Circuit. The issue: “Whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction under both Article III and 28 U.S.C. § 1291...more

Not Much To Look Forward To? A Preview Of The Supreme Court’s 2016-2017 Term

by Fisher Phillips on

As is its usual custom, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will kick off its 2016 term on the first Monday of October. While recent years have seen highly anticipated and equally controversial workplace law matters decided by...more

Class Dismissed . . . But not Quite: Supreme Court to Review Appealability of Class Certification Denials When Plaintiffs...

Does a federal court have jurisdiction to review an order denying class certification after the named plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss their claims with prejudice? That is the question the Supreme Court will consider in...more

The Future of Class Actions: The Impact of Justice Scalia’s Death on Upcoming Rulings

by Carlton Fields on

There is no doubt that the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will have major repercussions on Supreme Court jurisprudence. A 30-year veteran of the Court, Justice Scalia was known for his originalist positions and...more

Some Observations on the Impact of Justice Scalia’s Death on Pending Business Cases

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent passing leaves the United States Supreme Court with eight active members. The timetable for the nomination and confirmation of his successor is unknown and currently the subject of a political...more

Justice Scalia’s Death Could Affect Outcomes in Class Action Cases

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Government investigations and white collar litigation matters often lead to class action lawsuits by plaintiffs. The Subject to Inquiry Blog takes this opportunity to highlight the potential effects the death of the late...more

Scalia’s Death Leaves High Court in Limbo on Three Key Consumer Class Actions

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

While the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia creates an immediate vacancy on the bench, it also likely will leave the high court’s docket in limbo on number of key consumer class actions awaiting the Court’s...more

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