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CLASS Agonistes

This week the Obama Administration formally abandoned the CLASS Act, a component of the ACA designed to provide long-term care. Robert Reich explains why it was doomed from the start: First, it required beneficiaries to receive at least $50 a… … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Joins Fourth Circuit in Holding That CAFA's Class Action Removal Provisions Do Not Apply to State Parens Patriae Suits

It has certainly taken me long enough to get around to posting about it, but the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion earlier this month that raises an important issue for those of us who defend consumer class actions: what is … Continue reading

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A Quick Look at Class Action Securities Lawsuit Filings Through 3Q11

Securities class action lawsuit filings continued to accumulate during the third quarter of 2011, and the filing levels remain on pace for an above average year of securities class action litigation. As was the case in earlier quarters this year, … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit by Park Avenue Restaurant Waiters Is Certified by Court

A lawsuit alleging that waiters at Park Avenue Restaurant were required to share tips with tip-ineligible employees was given the green light to move forward as a class action, according to the September 26, 2011 decision from the United States … Continue reading

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Dukes Applied To Deny Certification (Again) To Race Discrimination Class Action

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Matthew Gagnon Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), is becoming a focal point in virtually all pending workplace class actions. Defense lawyers are increasingly citing Dukes and asserting that it … Continue reading

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