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Fourth Circuit: Rule 23(f) Review Does Not Apply to Decertification Denials

Rule 23(f) provides for discretionary interlocutory review of an order “granting or denying class-action certification” if a party files a petition for permission to appeal within 14 days after the order is entered.  Last month, the Fourth Circuit rejected an

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Disgruntled Class Member Cannot Bring Separate Suit to Collaterally Attack Counsel Fee Award

The Fifth Circuit recently confirmed the power of the lead plaintiff in class action litigation under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”) to control its choice of and compensation arrangements with counsel. In Brown v. Bilek, the court held that

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