Tag Archives: Class Certification

Defendant Communications with Members of a Class Action Suit: Toeing the Line

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As the saying goes: “Everything in moderation— especially communications from defendant employers to putative members of a class action suit.” While this might not be exactly how the saying goes, a trial court in Massachusetts recently found that such a principle does limit how and when defendants can contact members of a putative class action.  … Continue reading this entry

Examining Class Cert. At 9th Circ. After Sali Ruling

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The Ninth Circuit is at it again, blazing a different path than its sister circuits. In Sali v. Corona Regional Medical Center, 889 F.3d 623 (9th Cir. 2018), the Court reversed a district court’s order that denied class certification on the grounds that the sole evidence offered in support was a self-serving declaration that included … Continue reading this entry

China Agritech: The Supreme Court Ends Class Action “Stacking”

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This week, in the closely watched case of China Agritech v. Resh,[1] the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important class action ruling, holding that the tolling principles announced in its earlier American Pipe decision[2] do not allow absent class members to file follow-on class action lawsuits where the statute of limitations has otherwise expired on … Continue reading this entry

Standing in False Advertisement Cases is Clarified in the Ninth Circuit

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Recent decisions by and within the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals elucidate the contours of Article III standing when plaintiffs seek injunctive relief in false advertising cases despite already having awareness of the claimed false advertising of the product. Although these decisions present a threat of coaching plaintiffs to navigate through potential standing pitfalls in … Continue reading this entry

Heightened Ascertainability Remains a Formidable Requirement to Achieving Class Certification in the Third Circuit: Administrative Feasibility Following City Select v. BMW Bank of North America

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When the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in City Select Auto Sales Inc. v. BMW Bank of North America, Inc., in the middle of last year, many interpreted the decision as significantly lowering the bar to certification of class actions.  By recognizing, for the first time, the use of affidavits as a … Continue reading this entry

Will The Supreme Court Allow Class Action Stacking?

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Parties have long argued over whether the filing of a class action tolls the statute of limitations for absent class members so that they can pursue a separate class action if the initial action fails to be certified for any reason. Most courts have been understandably wary of the notion that statutory limitations periods can … Continue reading this entry