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Second Circuit Limits Reach of SLUSA Preclusion in State Law Variable Annuity Class Action

In O’Donnell v. AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co., No. 17-cv-1085, 2018 WL 1720808 (2d Cir. Apr. 10, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed an order dismissing a variable annuity policyholder’s putative class action against … Continue reading

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D.C. Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Class Action Against Monsanto

Share This Item March 31, 2018 – Washington D.C. — A Washington D.C. judge rejected a motion by Monsanto to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by Beyond Pesticides and the Organic Consumers Association, two consumer advocacy groups that allege Monsanto’s … Continue reading

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Consumer class action fails for failure to survey on the exact statements challenged

Townsend v. Monster Beverage Corp., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2018 WL 1662131, No. 12–2188–VAP (KKx) (C.D. Cal. Mar. 20, 2018)The Ninth Circuit remanded this case on UCL, FAL, and CLRA claims insofar as they challenge four specific on-label representations of certain … Continue reading

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Edwards v. Ford: 9th Cir. Affirms Award of “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Auto Defect Class Action

In February, the Ninth Circuit issued an unpublished decision that bodes well for consumer-plaintiffs seeking to recover attorney’s fees under a “catalyst” theory in automotive defect class actions. See Edwards v. Ford Motor Company, No. 16-55868 (9th Cir., Feb. 22, … Continue reading

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Sorry, But Your Credit Card (Class Action) Has Been Declined

The Eastern District of New York recently declined to certify a putative class action filed by merchants against the four major credit card providers alleging antitrust violations. The complaint alleges that MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express (“Amex”) conspired by … Continue reading

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