Monthly Archives: September 2010

Conflicting Signals from the Third Circuit on Class Action Settlements

The Third Circuit recently issued two opinions that seem at odds with each other over the role of the trial court in reviewing class action settlements. In June 2010, the Third Circuit reversed a trial court for too actively scrutinizing

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The Second Circuit Issues An Important Decision Regarding The Scope Of The Bespeaks Caution Doctrine That Is Relevant For Any Company Making Public Statements

In Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System v. MF Global, Ltd., the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit made clear that the bespeaks caution doctrine applies to forward-looking statements only and not to characterizations that communicate present or

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Ninth Circuit Affirmed WalMart Female Employee Class Certification

Ninth Circuit Certifies Class of 1.5 Million Female Employees to Pursue Title VII Discrimination Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart – Wal-Mart Responds with Cert. Petition. Wal-Mart, reportedly the world’s largest, private employer, has a written policy barring discrimination based upon gender, but

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