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William A. Ruskin: Comcast Corp. v. Behrend's Impact In Toxic Tort Litigation
Posted on 21 Apr 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin I have written about how the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Comcast v. Behrend has had the practical result of raising the bar for class certification and leveling the playing field for corporate defendants [ enhanced opinion... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 11th Circuit: Rule 23 Trumps State Law Limitation On Class Actions
Posted on 16 Jul 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Michael R. Carroll, Burt M. Rublin, and Neal Walters Dealing a blow to defendants facing consumer fraud litigation in the 11th Circuit, the court of appeals for that circuit has reinstated a class action under the Alabama Deceptive Trade Practice... Read More

3rd Circuit Finds Class Action Inappropriate In Vinyl Chloride Exposure Case
Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

In Gates v. Rohm & Haas Co. et al , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 17756 (3rd. Cir.: 8/25/11), Plaintiffs were residents of a primarily residential area of approximately 2,000 people and 400 homes. Defendant chemical companies owned and operated a facility... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Decision Levels Class Action Playing Field
Posted on 15 May 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The Foley Hoag Product Liability Update is a good source of information concerning developments in product liability and related law for product manufacturers and sellers. Published quarterly, the Update is prepared under the aegis... Read More