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Ninth Circuit Holds that Class Action Fairness Act Does Not Override Narrower Jurisdictional Requirements for Magnuson-Moss...

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On July 28, the Ninth Circuit held in a putative automotive class action that the jurisdictional requirements of the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) do not override the more specific jurisdictional requirements under the...more

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Importance of CCPA Compliance Highlighted by First Round of Private Actions

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The first wave of California Consumer Privacy Act litigation has begun to roll in, and the complaints are already raising interesting questions about the scope of CCPA’s private right of action. The actions assert a variety...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Skadden's 2019 Insights: Significant Rulings Expected for Ongoing Mass Tort, Consumer Class Action Issues

In 2019, significant developments are expected on issues that have been percolating in the mass tort and class action litigation arena for several years. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on cases relating to...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

5 TCPA Class Action Trends to Watch in 2018 – Legislation, Administrative Law & Litigation

Have the GOP’s Hopes for Enacting the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act Been Dashed? – Passed in March 2017 by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, H.R. 985, has...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

A Look Back at Significant Developments in Class Action Law in 2017

From the standpoint of class action practice, 2017 was as important for what did not happen as for what did. Here are some of the highlights and lowlights of the 2017 class action scorecard, with a look forward to how the...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Top Five Developing Issues in Class Action Litigation

Class action litigation is a rapidly developing area of the law. Here are the top five trends to keep an eye on as we approach the new year...more

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Multi-District Litigation Reform and the “Fairness in Class Action Act”

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In addition to it taking a swipe at class actions, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (the “Fairness in Class Action Act”), would lead to multi-district litigation...more

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Class Action Reform and the “Fairness in Class Action Act”

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While the Congressional legislative agenda has taken a back seat in the headlines lately, the fact remains that there still is an agenda, and it includes class action reform....more

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Challenging Limited Issue Class Actions

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A class action that aggregates the claims of individual plaintiffs against a common defendant can promote judicial economy and maximize efficiency. However, even the pursuit of class certification can promote abuse. In the...more

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House passes bill to clamp down on class actions

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 985, the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act,” on March 9, 2017. The bill would add eight new sections to the “Consumer Class Action Bill of Rights,” enacted as part of the...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Class Action Defendants Likely to Benefit if House Bill Becomes Law

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The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, passed by the House of Representatives on March 9, 2017, may significantly change how class action cases proceed under Rule 23. Key Points: ..The Act addresses a range of...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

House Approves Controversial Class Action Bill

In Take Two!: Congress Revives the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, Eversheds Sutherland discussed the provisions of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R. 985; the Act), a reform bill designed to...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

CAFA, PART II?

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In February 2017, Representative Goodlatte introduced the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017. The Act, as with its 2015 predecessor, covers a lot of ground. It permits certification of damages classes only where...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

House Passes Bill Proposing Sweeping Changes to Class Action Litigation

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that will fundamentally change class actions as we know them. The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (the “Act” or “H.R. 985”) leaves no stage of class action...more

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Proposed Class Action Fairness Act Could Negatively Affect Institutions’ Securities Class Action Recovery

Recently introduced legislation pending before the U.S. House of Representatives attempts to make wide-sweeping reforms to the procedural rules governing class actions and, if implemented, could permanently alter the class...more

McGuireWoods LLP

What’s in FICALA? Part 2 – MDLs

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Earlier this month, I wrote about the class-action provisions of the new Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, which has passed out of the Judiciary Committee and is headed for a floor vote in the House. At the end of...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Big Changes Could Be Coming in Class Action Litigation

On February 10, 2017, U.S. Rep. and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (R-Va), introduced a new version of his Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R. 985) (the "Act"). The Act, while bearing the...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

So What’s In the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017"?

On Feb. 9, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee introduced a bill titled the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017” (FCALA) (H.R. 985). Although the FCALA has a worthy goal and several provisions that build...more

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Due Process Arguments and State Court Class Actions

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Many class-action commentators (including this blog) spend much of their time focusing on class action in federal courts: what caselaw controls, what arguments tend to work. They spend far less time on what happens to those...more

Cozen O'Connor

The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2016 – What It Can Mean For Consumer Product Manufacturers

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Last year, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte (R. Va.), proposed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015-2016 (H.R. 1927). The Act passed the House last week on January 8, 2016, and is...more

Carlton Fields

Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2016, Passes House and Heads to Senate

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On January 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a 211-188 vote along party lines, H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2016. The bill would amend U.S....more

Adams and Reese LLP

Congress Tackling Injury Standards in Class Actions (Again)

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Concerns over state courts allowing class actions to proceed, the impact on the U.S. economy, and the undue pressure on companies to settle for significant sums spurred Congress to pass the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005....more

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

What’s Hot in Class Actions (Part 3/3): Potential Rule 23 Amendments Narrowed, Congress Tackles No-Injury Class

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Class actions consume considerable company resources and can pose significant risk of exposure in the $ millions or $ billions. Therefore, it is critical for companies to prepare themselves – to know the trends in class...more

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Class Actions with Uninjured Class Members Face Congressional and U.S. Supreme Court Scrutiny

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Circumscribing an individual’s power to subject companies to class and collective actions has been on the forefront of corporate litigation for several years, particularly in light of the growing trend of class action...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

One To Watch: The House Judiciary Committee Signs Off On Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act

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We have something a bit different for our loyal blog readers today: a preview of an important bill that could have a significant impact on class action litigation. On June 24, 2015, the House Judiciary Committee voted...more

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