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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):

http://www.thecomplexlitigator.com/2008/04/daily-journal-f.html

http://www.thecomplexlitigator.com/2008/03/class.html

Pom Talk blog for institutional investors discusses proposed EU class action reforms:

http://www.pomtalk.com/pomtalk/2008/04/european-union.html

D & O Diary summarizes subprime-related shareholder derivative lawsuits (see internal link for information on class action lawsuits):

http://www.dandodiary.com/2008/04/articles/subprime-litigation/subprimerelated-derivative-lawsuits-the-list/

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:

http://www.cafalawblog.com/-case-summaries-hot-off-the-press-looks-like-its-going-to-rain-all-night-for-louisiana-ags-class-action-against-insurers.html

UCL Practitioner addresses proceedings in the lower courts following the California Supreme Court’s Gentry decision regarding enforceability of class action abitration waivers:

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/2008/04/second-district.html

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.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/archives/401k-plans-what-larue-wrought.html

Securities Litigation Watch provides some details and background on the Deutsche Telekom securities class action trial:

http://slw.riskmetrics.com/2008/04/holy_international_securities.html

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:

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/2008/04/class_action_defense_discovery.html

Ask Korea Law offers an introduction to the Class Action Act of South Korea:

http://korealaw.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/introduction-to-the-securities-related-class-action-act-of-south-korea/

Portfolio.com comments on attorneys’ fees awarded to various firms in diet drug class action:

http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/daily-brief/2008/04/11/fat-fees-for-diet-drug-disaster

Carlton Fields’ Class Action Blog summarizes a Florida decision reversing class certification on standing grounds:

http://www.carltonfields.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx?entry=209

This article in Industry Week discusses a survey of trends in securities class actions in 2007:

http://www3.industryweek.com/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=16096

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.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/2008/04/class-cert-reversed-again-in-st-jude.html

An unsuspecting class member laments receiving a $1.42 class action settlement check at FutureGringo.com…

http://www.futuregringo.com/index.php/2008/04/10/a-class-action-windfall/

…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:

http://nrnfoodserviceblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/class-action-by-any-other-name.html

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