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Firm Profile: Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597, United States
Phone: (860) 275-8200
Fax: (860) 275-8299
Areas of Practice
  • Class Action
  • Insurance
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Are Defendants Required To Create Datasets to Respond to Discovery Requests in Class Actions?

Discovery disputes in class actions often focus on plaintiffs’ requests for computer data regarding putative class members’ claims, and how far defendants need to go in providing such data…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Are Nationwide Class Settlements Endangered By Ninth Circuit’s Opinion in Hyundai and Kia Case?

The Ninth Circuit’s decision this week vacating a class action settlement in In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litig., No. 15-65014 (9th Cir. Jan. 23, 2018) is getting a lot of attention in the class action bar…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Nationwide and Multi-State Class Actions Likely Limited by Bristol-Myers Squibb Decision

In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the California state courts lacked personal jurisdiction over claims made by out-of-state plaintiffs in a mass action, where…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Impact of Surveys and Affirmative Defenses on Class Certification Motion Addressed By California Court of Appeal

In a long-running employment class action in California, a California Court of Appeal recently addressed once again the use of surveys of class members…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Rule 23(f) Petitions – Sixth Circuit Provides Guidance

When a defendant receives an adverse decision on a motion for class certification, whether the court of appeals grants permission to appeal under Rule 23(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (or a state-court equivalent,…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Oral Argument in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis: Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements

The Supreme Court began its new Term yesterday with oral arguments in cases involving whether arbitration agreements permitting only individual (non-class) arbitrations are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act, or…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Labor Depreciation Class Action: New Eighth Circuit Decision

This week the Eighth Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in a class action against State Farm involving the “labor depreciation” issue that I have covered extensively on this blog. State Farm prevailed on both the merits of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Medicare Secondary Payer Act Class Actions

There have been a substantial number of putative class actions filed recently against insurers involving the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSPA). These cases are typically filed by assignees of Medicare advantage organizations…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health

Class Action Involving Application of Deductible to Actual Cash Value Payment

An emerging issue in class action litigation against the insurance industry involves an attempt by plaintiffs’ attorneys to argue that insurers should not be permitted to apply any deductible to payments made on an actual cash…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Update on Labor Depreciation Class Actions

There have been two recent federal district court decisions in the widespread class action litigation involving the application of depreciation to the labor cost component of replacement cost value on property insurance claims…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Highlights From DRI Class Action Seminar 2017 – Day Two

Here are my highlights from the second day of DRI’s 2017 Class Action Seminar: Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements (Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells) - Neal Katyal is a leading Supreme Court advocate and is litigating…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

How Should Corporate Defendants Handle Media Inquiries Regarding Class Actions?

At the recent DRI Class Action Seminar, I asked Alison Frankel of Thomson Reuters how she thinks corporate defendants should best handle media inquiries relating to class action suits. Here’s what I gleaned from her…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Highlights From DRI Class Action Seminar 2017 – Day One

I recently had the privilege of serving as vice chair for this year’s Defense Research Institute (DRI) Class Action Seminar. As I’ve done in years past, here are some highlights from the first day’s programming..…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Scope of Personal Jurisdiction In Nationwide and Multistate Class Actions Potentially Impacted By Supreme Court Decision In Bristol-Myers Squibb Case

This week the Supreme Court issued a new opinion in a case that involved the scope of personal jurisdiction in a nationwide mass action brought in a state court. Although it is not entirely clear the extent to which this…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Closes The Door On A Tactic Used By Plaintiffs To Appeal Denials of Class Certification

The Supreme Court recently decided a case involving an Xbox 360, although the issue before them had nothing in particular to do with the video game system itself. It got me wondering, however, how many justices would you guess…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology
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