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National Labor Relations Board class action ruling under fire

One year after the National Labor Relations Board sent shock waves through the labor and employment bar by ruling that mandatory arbitration clauses barring class actions violated the National Labor...

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Supreme Court once again ponders class arbitration waivers

In the latest in a series of cases considering the enforceability of mandatory arbitration clauses that bar class proceedings, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether federal common law prohibits...

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SCOTUS ruling on class actions buoys defense

The justices’ unanimous holding in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles that plaintiffs cannot avoid litigating in federal court under the eight-year-old law by simply promising not to seek more than...

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NOLA law firm earns class action settlement in Nevada

A New Orleans law firm has secured a settlement in a class action lawsuit on behalf of 560 property owners and residents in Nevada.

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Fishermen sue Texas lawyer in BP claims dispute

A group of Vietnamese fishermen has sued a Texas lawyer over claims he misappropriated the identities of thousands of deckhands to secure a lucrative appointment to a committee of attorneys for victims...

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Justices revisit securities fraud class actions

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have an opportunity to dramatically change the landscape of securities fraud class action litigation by limiting, or perhaps overruling altogether, a decision...

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Supreme Court rules against business in class-action case

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a class-action lawsuit can continue, even after a business offers to pay everything sought by the person who first sued.

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Supreme Court rules compensation offers don’t end class action

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has made class action litigation more expensive for employers, according to lawyers that represent large companies.

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Class action status OK’d in major post-Katrina flood case

A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina and other storms granted class-action...

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Kennedy one of 2 GOP senators to side with Dems in bank regulation measure

New regulations allowing U.S. consumers to sue their banks or credit card companies were narrowly blocked by the U.S. Senate late Tuesday, a major victory for Wall Street and financial institutions...

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