Supreme Court calls foul on class action gamesmanship

June 12, 2017 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

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 design defect in Xbox game consoles, class certification was denied, and the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his case with prejudice, for the sole purpose of jumping … ...


Supreme Court ponders class action gamesmanship

March 18, 2016 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

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, say, a department store, and that you can mail in a form to reserve your share of the settlement or opt out of the class … ...