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Ballard Spahr Legal Alert: Pampers Consumer Class Action Settlement Reversed on Appeal
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 by Ballard Spahr LLP

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... Read More

Class Certification Is Denied In Baby Food Mislabeling Case
Posted on 7 Aug 2014 by DLA Piper

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 subscribers ], accusing Gerber Products Co. of mislabeling... Read More

Third Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Closely Watched Class Action
Posted on 3 Jun 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

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... Read More

Class Certification Proper Despite Prospect of ‘Meager’ Damage Recovery, Seventh Circuit Holds
Posted on 18 Sep 2013 by Ballard Spahr LLP

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 Read More

Massachusetts Statute Concerning Gift Certificates Triggers Latest Wave of Class Action Litigation
Posted on 24 Jun 2014 by GreenbergTraurig

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

Measuring The Bull’s-Eye On Target’s Back: Lessons From The T.J. Maxx Data Breach Class Actions
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

“ 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... Read More

California Court Certifies Unlikely Class – Will It Redefine The Class Action Landscape?
Posted on 6 May 2014 by DLA Piper

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... Read More

Dart Cherokee: SCOTUS to Hear Case on CAFA Pleading Requirements
Posted on 14 May 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

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 subscribers ], in a case that will resolve... Read More