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While browsing the news today, I came across an informative class action-related snippet on www.lexology.com apparently authored by someone at my firm.  (I’m not sure specifically whom to credit for the tip, I just know it wasn’t me.)  The article summarizes a January 2010 decision authored by Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner regarding the impact of a denial of class certification under the Class Action Fairness Act.  The case is Cunningham Charter Corp. v. Learjet, Inc., 592 F.3d 805 (7th Cir. 2010).  A full copy of the opinion is available courtesy of the good folks at the CAFA Law Blog.  Here’s a link to the Baker Hostetler article.

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The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has begun implementation of an electronic discovery pilot program, which will be conducted between October 1, 2009 and May 1, 2010.  The program is the result of recommenations of an e-discovery committee of private practitioners, in-house counsel, judges, and e-discovery consultants, “formed to consider what can be done to reduce the costs of electronic discovery, and the costs of discovery and litigation more generally.”  The pilot program is to be guided by a set of e-discovery Principles, which are intended to “incentivize cooperative exchange of information on evidence preservation and discovery.”  A full report on Phase One of the pilot program is available at the Seventh Circuit’s website

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