Judge Refuses To Certify Class Related To Alleged Mold At Resort Properties

SAN DIEGO - A California federal judge on July 13 denied a motion for certification of a putative class action filed by the owner of a time-share that allegedly contained water leaks and mold, finding that individual issues predominated over the common issues of the proposed class (Hermengildo ("Jay"...

New Hampshire Supreme Court Vacates Light Cigarette Class

CONCORD, N.H. - Saying sufficient public information existed to call into question whether plaintiffs were uniformly unaware that light cigarettes were as dangerous as regular ones, the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Aug. 21 vacated certification of a class action lawsuit alleging that Philip Morris...

Pet Treat Class Actions Transferred From California To Pennsylvania Federal Court

SAN FRANCISCO - Class action lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging violations of consumer protection statutes and seeking damages in torts were transferred April 9 to the Western District of Pennsylvania where similar class actions alleging similar...

Panel Affirms Grant Of Class Certification In Securities Lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS - A federal district court did not err in granting class certification in a securities class action lawsuit because price impact evidence does not bear on the inquiry into whether common issues predominate under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3), a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals...

Supreme Court Denies Review In Antitrust Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court denied review on Oct. 7 of several antitrust cases involving issues related to price-fixing agreements and immunity from antitrust laws.