I recently authored a practice tip for the ABA Consumer Litigation Committee website entitled Consumer Class Action Defense: A Checklist for the First 10 Days, highlighting some key things that class action defense counsel should do or consider within the first 10 days after a class action is filed. Audra Petrolle of The Rose Law Group in Phoenix authored a complementary practice tip for plaintiffs’ attorneys. Click the links below to see both practice tips.
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PWC Study Highlights Trends in Daubert Challenges to Financial Experts, Including at the Class Certification Stage
Posted in Articles, Daubert-Experts, Securities Class Actions, tagged class action, class action expert, class certification, daubert, expert testimony, price waterhouse coopers, pwc, statistics, study, white paper on June 14, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Price Waterhouse Coopers recently published an interesting study entitled Daubert challenges to financial experts, a yearly study of trends and outcomes, 2000–2015 (click the link to download a copy).
The study includes citations to recent opinions on the subject, along with practical insights from attorneys, including yours truly. It concludes with a variety of useful statistics on the outcomes of Daubert challenges to financial experts, including the types of cases in which the change is made, the types of experts excluded, the jurisdictions in which exclusion rates are higher or lower, and the reasons for exclusion, among other things. The study includes information on Daubert challenges in the class certification context that will no doubt prove useful in dealing with other types of experts as well as financial experts. Be sure to check it out!
Posted in Articles, International Class Action Law, tagged brazil, brazilian class action, civil procedure code, class action, code of civil procedure, collective action, common issues of law, international class action, irdr, multi-party action, Pochmann da Silva, repetitive appeals, repetitive pleas, representative action on April 5, 2016| Leave a Comment »
A new civil procedure code has come into force in Brazil, and Larissa Clare Pochmann da Silva, Law Professor at Candido Mendes University and long-time friend to ClassActionBlawg.com, has prepared a summary of some of the new procedures that could impact multi-party and collective proceedings in that country. Co-authored by Aluisio Gonçalves de Castro Mendes, Professor of Complex Litigation and Civil Procedure at Rio de Janeiro State University, the article is entitled Incident of Resolution of Repetitive Demands (IRDR) and Repetitive Appeals in the New Brazilian Civil Procedure Code. Click the following link to download the article: Repetitive Pleas in the Brazilian New Civil Procedure Code.
A key trend in employment-related class actions these days is a surge in lawsuits alleging that employers have violated wage and hour or employee benefits laws by misclassifying employees as independent contractors. BakerHostetler Partner Todd Lebowitz has authored an excellent white paper on the subject, titled Independent Contractor Misclassification, 2016 Legal Analysis. The paper details the analytical framework by which a particular worker is properly classified as employee or independent contractor and discusses the potential legal and regulatory implications arising from an employer’s misclassification of workers. To download the paper, CLICK HERE.
Data Privacy Monitor Article: 5 Big Developments in Privacy Class Actions in 2015, and 3 to Look for in 2016
Posted in Articles, Data Privacy Class Actions, tagged 2015, 2016 predictions, class action, class certification, data breach, data privacy, data privacy monitor, year in review on January 4, 2016| Leave a Comment »
I authored a recent article on developments in data privacy class actions, which was published late last week as part of a year-in-review series on BakerHostetler’s Data Privacy Monitor. For my article, titled 5 Big Developments in Privacy Class Actions in 2015, and 3 to Look for in 2016 and for other great content on data privacy issues, including class action developments, be sure to check out www.dataprivacymonitor.com.
Posted in Articles, Class Action Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions, tagged anosmia, campbell-ewald, class action, class certification, fcra, FLSA, picking off, rule 68, spokeo, statistics, TCPA, tyson on November 18, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Thomson Reuters contributor Alison Frankel interviewed me for an article she posted today on the class action cases pending during the current Supreme Court term. Here is a link to her article. For those who are not familiar with Frankel’s On the Case Blog, be sure to add it to your regular reading list. She is one of the best in the business.
Check out the Akron Law Review Symposium Issue on the Class Action Jurisprudence of the Roberts Court
Posted in Articles, Class Action Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions, tagged akron, class actions, class certification, john roberts, law review, roberts court, Supreme Court on November 13, 2015| Leave a Comment »
I just received my courtesy copy to the latest edition of the Akron Law Review, a symposium issue titled The Class Action After a Decade of Roberts Court Decisions, Volume 48, Issue 4 (2015). My colleague Dustin Dow and I contributed an article entitled The Practical Approach: How the Roberts Court Has Enhanced Class Action Procedure by Strategically Carving at the Edges. The contributors to the issue are academics, students, and practitioners from both sides of the bar, including Professor Bernadette Bollas Genetin, Professor Richard Freer, Elizabeth Cabraser, Professor Michael Selmi & Sylvia Tsakos, Andrew Trask, Professor Mark Moller, and Eric Alan Isaacson. The articles range in perspective from theoretical to historical to practical, with some surveying the Roberts Court’s class action decisions generally, and others focusing on the Roberts Court’s contributions in key areas of the law.
For anyone who follows the Supreme Court’s decisions on class action issues, this is a must-read issue. Check it out by clicking the link on the symposium title above.