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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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BP Faces Civil Suits

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Hundreds of lawsuits against British Petroleum Plc (BP) have been consolidated in Federal Court in New Orleans alleging that the company is refusing to accept liability for losses due to the BP oil spill following the … Continue reading

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BP Faces Hundreds of Civil Suits For Denying Oil Spill Claims

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Hundreds of lawsuits against British Petroleum Plc (BP) have been consolidated in Federal Court in New Orleans alleging that the company is refusing to accept liability for losses due to the BP oil spill following the … Continue reading

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New York Times Reports: "Judge Allows Redlining Suits to Proceed"

Judge Allows Redlining Suits to Proceed Two cases, one stemming from practices in Memphis and another in Baltimore, accuse Wells Fargo of steering black clients to expensive subprime loans. The Article reports: "The City of Memphis and Shelby County have … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court permits tobacco suits for subsequent medical conditions

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of California [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously to allow claims against tobacco companies for smoking-related ailments that arise after the statute of limitations for an earlier condition has elapsed. Though state law requires … Continue reading

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