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New Hampshire Supreme Court Vacates Light Cigarette Class
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

CONCORD, N.H. - (Mealey's) 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... Read More

How Your Elected Legislators Have Chiseled Away Your Legal Rights
Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Keith Ecker, a reporter for, There is a battle being fought at the highest levels of government over your right to file a medical malpractice or defective drug lawsuit. On the one hand are pro-business groups... Read More

European Company Law: International Class Actions - Will The Center Of Gravity Shift From The U.S. Towards Europe?
Posted on 16 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

On 17 January 2012, the Court of Appeals in Amsterdam concluded class settlement proceedings in the Converium securities litigation. In its decision, the court confirmed that the Dutch system provides a class settlement option for investors who are excluded... Read More

Class-Action Waivers in Employment Agreements Deemed Valid by California Appeals Court
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

In a precedent-toppling decision last week, a California appellate court held that a class-action waiver in an employment arbitration agreement was valid after concluding that a California Supreme Court decision to the contrary has now been overruled... Read More

Duane Morris LLP Alert: First ATM Accessibility Class Action Lawsuit, Pursuant To The Americans With Disabilities Act, Filed In Philadelphia
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

The first of what is likely to be many ATM accessibility class action lawsuits, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), against Philadelphia-area banks was filed in federal district court in Philadelphia this week. The lawsuit against Beneficial... Read More

Class Action Lawsuits Could Cost Toyota More Than $3 Billion
Posted on 9 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI – (AP) Toyota owners claiming that massive safety recalls are causing the value of their vehicles to plummet have filed at least 89 class-action lawsuits that could cost the Japanese auto giant $3 billion or more, according to an Associated... Read More