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Ballard Spahr Legal Alert: Pampers Consumer Class Action Settlement Reversed on Appeal

By Burt M. Rublin and Jenny N. Perkins, Ballard Spahr LLP In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated a class action settlement approval and certification of a settlement class that treated the named plaintiffs far more favorably than the other class members. Those class...

Class Certification Proper Despite Prospect of ‘Meager’ Damage Recovery, Seventh Circuit Holds

The intersection between law and economics was once again the focus of an important recent class action ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In Hughes v. Kore of Indiana Enterprise, Inc . [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the court held that class certification...

Measuring The Bull’s-Eye On Target’s Back: Lessons From The T.J. Maxx Data Breach Class Actions

“ Simply put, the class action vehicle is broken .” -- Judge William Young, Overseeing The T.J. Maxx Data Breach Litigation Once my wife believes something it is very difficult to change her mind. And if her mother agrees with her then look out. I could call in Socrates to speak with...

California Court Certifies Unlikely Class – Will It Redefine The Class Action Landscape?

By: Stefanie Jill Fogel , George Gigounas , and Rachael E. Yourtz In food marketing litigation, class certification is a major hurdle for would-be class plaintiffs, but a recent case out in the Central District of California may have lowered the bar with a flexible approach to class certification...

Dart Cherokee: SCOTUS to Hear Case on CAFA Pleading Requirements

The Supreme Court will now decide whether a 2006 Seventh Circuit decision on Class Action Fairness Act pleading requirements was correct. The Court has granted certiorari, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], in a case that will resolve whether defendants filing removal notices under...

Third Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Closely Watched Class Action

By Burt M. Rublin and Michael R. Carroll The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has denied a petition for rehearing en banc in a small-dollar consumer product class action. Depending on one’s perspective, this highly anticipated ruling either enforces the common-sense conclusion...

Massachusetts Statute Concerning Gift Certificates Triggers Latest Wave of Class Action Litigation

Plaintiff class-action lawyers are now invoking the Massachusetts Gift Certificate Statute, General Laws Chapter 200A, Section 5D, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], as their latest vehicle to bring putative class action claims against companies doing business in Massachusetts under...

Class Certification Is Denied In Baby Food Mislabeling Case

By Stefanie Jill Fogel , Mary B. Langowski , and Tiffani V. Williams On June 23, a California federal judge declined to certify a class action lawsuit, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], accusing Gerber Products Co. of mislabeling its baby food. The court found that it would...