Monthly Archives: April 2012

Finding Commonality in a Uniform Click-Through Agreement

A recent California federal court decision denied certification to a putative class of Facebook “cost-per-click” advertisers who allegedly were charged by Facebook for fraudulent or invalid clicks on their advertisements. The decision, while illustrating the difficulty in obtaining class certification

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Seventh Circuit Deals a Blow to Defense Reliance on Wal-Mart v. Dukes

One of the pro-defense takeaways from the Supreme Court’s 2011 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes decision was that the presence of a company-wide policy delegating employment decisions to the discretion of local managers meant the absence of a common issue

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The Five Million Dollar Catch-22: A Reprise of the Amount-in-Controversy Requirement

This blog has previously discussed the importance of the amount-in-controversy requirement for jurisdictional purposes. Plaintiffs wishing to remain in state court need to provide a clear and definitive allegation that the amount in controversy falls below CAFA’s $5 million jurisdictional

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