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Attorneys try to predict U.S. SC decision on standing in class actions following Scalia’s death

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 17, 2016

Many legal observers expect the nation’s highest court to issue a 4-4 ruling in the Spokeo v. Robins case. Plaintiffs attorneys say such a ruling likely would preserve the status quo; others argue doing so would allow such no-harm lawsuits to continue, benefiting only class counsel.

U.S. SC ruling in favor of Tyson Foods could narrow class action certification

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 10, 2016

The company argues that a federal appeals court’s ruling, upholding $2.8 million in money damages awarded to a class of current and formerly hourly workers at an Iowa plant, sanctioned the use of “seriously flawed” procedures many district courts have used to permit certification and adjudication of class actions.

U.S. SC’s decision in Gomez leaves class action questions on the table

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 3, 2016

In January, the nation’s highest court ruled that an unaccepted offer of complete relief to a named plaintiff in a putative class action lawsuit does not moot the plaintiff’s claim. But it would not decide whether the result would be different if a defendant deposits the full amount of the plaintiff’s individual claim in an account payable to the plaintiff, and the court then enters judgment for the plaintiff in that amount.

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