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Ninth Circuit rejects class action settlement approved by magistrate

Nicholas Gueguen Feb. 17, 2017, 8:08am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has ruled a magistrate judge abused her discretion to approve a class action settlement by giving the green light to an agreement that required members to give up their rights to seek damages in exchange for injunctive relief that had no value.

Defendant makes unusual move in class action, embraces more discovery

Nicholas Gueguen Feb. 16, 2017, 9:51am

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A defendant in an Ohio class action was successful in an unusual discovery move seeking to identify the scope of a possible class, which will affect its defense strategy, a Carlton Fields attorney says.