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Class Certification In Lawsuit Against Costco Dismissed Based In Part On Wal-Mart v. Dukes

By Louis M. Solomon Shirley "Rae" Ellis, et al v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 07-15838 (9th Cir. Sept. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] , presents one of the first Court of Appeals' efforts to apply...

Fulbright Briefing: 9th Circuit Tightens Standards For Certifying Nationwide Consumer Class Actions Applying California Law

The Ninth Circuit's decision in Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc ., Case No. 09-55376 (Jan. 12, 2012), provides defendants significant protection against certification of nationwide classes alleging claims under California's consumer protection statutes for false advertising or misrepresentations...

High Court Agrees To Hear Appeal In Securities Suit Against Drug Maker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 11 agreed to hear an appeal of a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling affirming a federal district court's grant of class certification in a securities class action lawsuit against a drug maker and others ( Amgen Inc., Kevin W...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Supreme Court Ruling Could Alter Class Action Landscape

By Mark J. Levin | The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide a case that could alter the landscape of federal class action litigation. Granting the defendant’s petition for certiorari in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez , the Court will review (1) whether a case becomes moot, and thus beyond...