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Certifying Settlement Class Actions
Posted on 16 Jul 2012 by William A.S. Magrath

Excerpt: In its much anticipated en banc opinion in Sullivan v. DB Investments, Inc. , the Third Circuit affirmed the District Court's certification of two settlement classes of diamond purchasers over objections that the settlement failed to satisfy... Read More

Tailors And Class Actions
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Mack Sperling

If you think that tailors have nothing to do with class actions, you are wrong. Judge Jolly denied a motion for class certification last week because the proposed class was not "tailored" as was "practicable under the circumstances."... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Moldy Washer Ruling In Light of Comcast v. Behrend
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 3 granted a petition for writ of certiorari in the appeal of a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision to overturn denial of class certification in a suit over mold growth in certain... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Tightens Requirement for Proof of Class-Wide Damages as a Condition to Class Action Certification (Comcast v. Behrend)
Posted on 18 Jun 2013 by Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff

by Robert N. Rapp and Matthew J. Kucharson Excerpt: In a 5-4 decision rendered on March 27, 2013, in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend , 2013 U.S. LEXIS 2544 [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to subscribers ], the United States... Read More

Can an NC Superior Court Judge Modify Another Judge's Class Certification Order?
Posted on 5 Oct 2015 by Mack Sperling

Is the certification of a class by an NC state court set in stone or can it be modified during the course of the litigation? The federal rule vs. the state rule There is a difference between the federal rule governing class actions ( FRCP 23 ) and... Read More