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High Court Decision In Wal-Mart Case A Blow To Class Actions
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Mounting a large-scale bias claim against a huge company will be more difficult in light of a Supreme Court decision that found no convincing proof of discrimination on which to allow a class action against retail giant Wal-Mart... Read More

SEC Puts New Shareholder Rules On Hold Due To Lawsuit
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The government said Monday it is putting on hold new rules that make it easier for shareholders to nominate directors of public companies, after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sued to block the changes. The new rules adopted by the... Read More

Conservatives Limit Consumer, Rights Class Action Lawsuits
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court's conservative majority made it harder for people to band together to sue the nation's largest businesses in the two most far-reaching rulings of the term the justices are wrapping up on Monday. The two... Read More

West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, California Ranked Worst Lawsuit Climates In The Nation
Posted on 22 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) on March 22 released its survey ranking the states with the best and worst legal climates in the country. According to the survey, the states with the worst legal climates... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 3rd Circuit Finds FAA Preempts N.J. Law On Class Action Waivers
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Consumer Financial Services Group In the first federal appeals court decision to apply AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion to a non-AT&T Mobility arbitration agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that the... Read More

SEC Answers Proxy Access Suit Charges; Court Date Set For April 7
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by Gary Larkin

The case that could decide the legality of the shareholder proxy access rules adopted by the SEC will be heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit April 7 now that the commission filed its initial brief Wednesday. For the first time since... Read More

Study: Lawsuits Cost Small Businesses $105 Billion
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new study released July 8 by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) shows that small businesses shoulder a tremendous burden of the nation's tort liability costs, having paid $105.4 billion in 2008. Saying that small... Read More