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Archive for May 5th, 2008

I’m out of town for depositions this week, so here’s a slightly abridged version of the Class Action Blogosphere Weekly Review.  Special thanks this week to The Mommy Blog for including classactionblog.com in Blog Review #158.  With that, here are some blog entries of interest to class action lawyers from this past week…

The Complex Litigatorprovides a great summary of online e-discovery resources:

http://www.thecomplexlitigator.com/2008/05/e-discovery-upd.html

For the latest trends in securities class action filings, including the impact of the subprime mortgage crisis, see this D&O Diary entry:

http://www.dandodiary.com/2008/05/articles/securities-litigation/heightened-securities-filing-pace-continues-in-april/

Class Action Defense Blogdiscusses a recent Ninth Circuit decision rejecting an “incidental damages” approach to certification under Rule 23(b)(2), which allows certification of classes seeking injunctive or declaratory relief:

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/2008/05/walmart_class_action_defense_c_4.html

The UCL Practitioner summarizes a recent antitrust decision discussing class action arbitration waivers:

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/2008/05/new-second-circ.html 

California Punitive Damages reports on a class action lawsuit filed by family members of deceased service members alleging that a T-shirt company used the soldiers’ names without permission…

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/2008/05/class-action-lawsuit-filed-by-parents.html

and see commentary from the same case on a blog from The Thomas Jefferson Center for Free Expression:

http://www.tjcenter.org/2008/05/05/suit-in-anti-war-t-shirt-case-seeks-class-action-status/

Here’s an interesting entry from the Blogger News Networkcommenting on the possible impact, or lack thereof, of a recent class action settlement on combatting identity theft:

http://www.bloggernews.net/115477

Point of Law argues that recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions have eroded the Class Action Fairness Act:

http://www.pointoflaw.com/archives/2008/05/class-action-fairness-act-unde.php

This siriusbuzz.com post raises interesting questions about a litigant who seems to be popping up everywhere:

http://siriusbuzz.com/class-action-gone-bad-the-plaintiff-mr-brockwell-segment-3-of-a-6-part-series.php

Several blogs have entries commenting on the end of the well-publicized “class action” (sigh) trial against the Veterans’ Administration:

http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=51880

http://gratefuldissident.blogspot.com/2008/05/vets-await-verdict-in-class-action.html

http://www.xenomed.com/forums/medical-news-today/129288-closing-arguments-presented-class-action-lawsuit-over-veterans-health-care-system.html

http://www.ciptc.org/med13192.htm

Finally, there are some people who think that class action lawsuits stink, but here’s an article about one that really does smell…

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_9112105

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