Weekly litigation report — June 17, 2017

Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Bears Ears Reduction Indian River County School Board responds to public outcry, but continues to ignore First Amendment California Supreme Court protects private property Class Action … ›

Supreme Court calls foul on class action gamesmanship

The Supreme Court this morning put the kibosh on a tactic by counsel for purported class actions to evade the final judgment rule. In Microsoft v. Baker, involving an alleged … ›

Supreme Court should affirm federal efforts to stop class action abuse

Readers of this blog are likely no stranger to class action lawsuit abuse.  Egregious examples abound. Congress responded to that abuse in 2005 by enacting the Class Action Fairness Act, … ›

Supreme Court returns zero results in Google case

The use of statistical sampling to generate common issues for resolution via class action presents serious due process questions. Someday, the Supreme Court will need to resolve those questions because … ›

Spokeo v. Robins: What lies ahead?

Yesterday’s Daily Journal published my take on Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, which held that the constitutional requirement that federal courts hear only real “cases or … ›

Yet another pro-class action decision in the Ninth Circuit

Three years ago, Richard Chen and Florencio Pacleb sued Allstate Insurance Company for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. They purported to represent a class of people who … ›

Supreme Court ponders class action gamesmanship

Everyone has received in the mail one of those letters from lawyers you’ve never heard of, informing you that you are part of a class action lawsuit against some company, … ›

Can Congress deem someone injured?

Article III of the United States Constitution allows federal courts to hear only “cases or controversies,” defined as cases brought by plaintiffs who have suffered actual (not speculative) harm that … ›

Supreme Court grants important “standing” case

Thomas Robins, an unemployed man, sued Spokeo Inc., which runs a website that collects and publishes consumer “credit estimates,” for willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), because … ›

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Weekly litigation report — June 17, 2017

Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Bears Ears Reduction Indian River County School Board responds to public outcry, but continues to ignore First Amendment California Supreme Court protects private property Class Action … ›

Supreme Court calls foul on class action gamesmanship

The Supreme Court this morning put the kibosh on a tactic by counsel for purported class actions to evade the final judgment rule. In Microsoft v. Baker, involving an alleged … ›

Supreme Court should affirm federal efforts to stop class action abuse

Readers of this blog are likely no stranger to class action lawsuit abuse.  Egregious examples abound. Congress responded to that abuse in 2005 by enacting the Class Action Fairness Act, … ›

Supreme Court returns zero results in Google case

The use of statistical sampling to generate common issues for resolution via class action presents serious due process questions. Someday, the Supreme Court will need to resolve those questions because … ›

Spokeo v. Robins: What lies ahead?

Yesterday’s Daily Journal published my take on Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, which held that the constitutional requirement that federal courts hear only real “cases or … ›

Yet another pro-class action decision in the Ninth Circuit

Three years ago, Richard Chen and Florencio Pacleb sued Allstate Insurance Company for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. They purported to represent a class of people who … ›

Supreme Court ponders class action gamesmanship

Everyone has received in the mail one of those letters from lawyers you’ve never heard of, informing you that you are part of a class action lawsuit against some company, … ›

Can Congress deem someone injured?

Article III of the United States Constitution allows federal courts to hear only “cases or controversies,” defined as cases brought by plaintiffs who have suffered actual (not speculative) harm that … ›

Supreme Court grants important “standing” case

Thomas Robins, an unemployed man, sued Spokeo Inc., which runs a website that collects and publishes consumer “credit estimates,” for willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), because … ›

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Weekly litigation report — June 17, 2017

Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Bears Ears Reduction Indian River County School Board responds to public outcry, but continues to ignore First Amendment California Supreme Court protects private property Class Action … ›

Supreme Court calls foul on class action gamesmanship

The Supreme Court this morning put the kibosh on a tactic by counsel for purported class actions to evade the final judgment rule. In Microsoft v. Baker, involving an alleged … ›

Supreme Court should affirm federal efforts to stop class action abuse

Readers of this blog are likely no stranger to class action lawsuit abuse.  Egregious examples abound. Congress responded to that abuse in 2005 by enacting the Class Action Fairness Act, … ›

Supreme Court returns zero results in Google case

The use of statistical sampling to generate common issues for resolution via class action presents serious due process questions. Someday, the Supreme Court will need to resolve those questions because … ›

Spokeo v. Robins: What lies ahead?

Yesterday’s Daily Journal published my take on Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, which held that the constitutional requirement that federal courts hear only real “cases or … ›

Yet another pro-class action decision in the Ninth Circuit

Three years ago, Richard Chen and Florencio Pacleb sued Allstate Insurance Company for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. They purported to represent a class of people who … ›

Supreme Court ponders class action gamesmanship

Everyone has received in the mail one of those letters from lawyers you’ve never heard of, informing you that you are part of a class action lawsuit against some company, … ›

Can Congress deem someone injured?

Article III of the United States Constitution allows federal courts to hear only “cases or controversies,” defined as cases brought by plaintiffs who have suffered actual (not speculative) harm that … ›

Supreme Court grants important “standing” case

Thomas Robins, an unemployed man, sued Spokeo Inc., which runs a website that collects and publishes consumer “credit estimates,” for willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), because … ›

Weekly litigation report — June 17, 2017

Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Bears Ears Reduction Indian River County School Board responds to public outcry, but continues to ignore First Amendment California Supreme Court protects private property Class Action … ›

Supreme Court calls foul on class action gamesmanship

The Supreme Court this morning put the kibosh on a tactic by counsel for purported class actions to evade the final judgment rule. In Microsoft v. Baker, involving an alleged … ›

Supreme Court should affirm federal efforts to stop class action abuse

Readers of this blog are likely no stranger to class action lawsuit abuse.  Egregious examples abound. Congress responded to that abuse in 2005 by enacting the Class Action Fairness Act, … ›

Supreme Court returns zero results in Google case

The use of statistical sampling to generate common issues for resolution via class action presents serious due process questions. Someday, the Supreme Court will need to resolve those questions because … ›

Spokeo v. Robins: What lies ahead?

Yesterday’s Daily Journal published my take on Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, which held that the constitutional requirement that federal courts hear only real “cases or … ›

Yet another pro-class action decision in the Ninth Circuit

Three years ago, Richard Chen and Florencio Pacleb sued Allstate Insurance Company for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. They purported to represent a class of people who … ›

Supreme Court ponders class action gamesmanship

Everyone has received in the mail one of those letters from lawyers you’ve never heard of, informing you that you are part of a class action lawsuit against some company, … ›

Can Congress deem someone injured?

Article III of the United States Constitution allows federal courts to hear only “cases or controversies,” defined as cases brought by plaintiffs who have suffered actual (not speculative) harm that … ›

Supreme Court grants important “standing” case

Thomas Robins, an unemployed man, sued Spokeo Inc., which runs a website that collects and publishes consumer “credit estimates,” for willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), because … ›