Here are some blog entries of interest to class action lawyers from this past week:
The Complex Litigator provides a thoughtful response to recent criticisms of California class action law and plaintiffs’-oriented class action lawyers. (See earlier article for analysis):
Pom Talk blog for institutional investors discusses proposed EU class action reforms:
D & O Diary summarizes subprime-related shareholder derivative lawsuits (see internal link for information on class action lawsuits):
CAFA Law Blog gives a soulful account of a recent Fifth Circuit decision upholding a Louisiana District Court’s decision to deny remand of a class action filed by the State of Louisiana:
UCL Practitioner addresses proceedings in the lower courts following the California Supreme Court’s Gentry decision regarding enforceability of class action abitration waivers:
Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog comments on the impact of the Supreme Court’s LaRue decision involving ERISA Section 502(a)(2) claims and a recent Seventh Circuit Court of appeals decision following LaRue.
Securities Litigation Watch provides some details and background on the Deutsche Telekom securities class action trial:
Class Action Defense Blog discusses class action discovery issues addressed by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland a hybrid class action – FLSA collective action:
Ask Korea Law offers an introduction to the Class Action Act of South Korea:
Portfolio.com comments on attorneys’ fees awarded to various firms in diet drug class action:
Carlton Fields’ Class Action Blog summarizes a Florida decision reversing class certification on standing grounds:
This article in Industry Week discusses a survey of trends in securities class actions in 2007:
Drug and Device Law blog discusses a recent opinion by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reversing class certification in a fraud case involving alleged defective heart valves.
An unsuspecting class member laments receiving a $1.42 class action settlement check at FutureGringo.com…
…and Nation’s Restaurant News takes exception to a firm’s use of the English language in announcing that it “commenced” a class action lawsuit: