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New Jersey District Court Cleans Up Complaint in Washing Machine Class Action Litigation

Washing machine class actions have been so active recently that some firms may be scrambling to form their own appliance-law practice groups.  And who knows?  That might not be a bad idea.  Some of our greatest legal minds, like Judge

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Supreme Court Nixes Use of DMV Records to Solicit Class Action Plaintiffs

The Supreme Court held yesterday that attorneys who use personal information from motor vehicle records to solicit class action plaintiffs do not fall within the “litigation” exception to a federal driver’s privacy law. In Maracich v. Spears, the Court addressed

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Supreme Court Rejects “Loss Causation” Requirement to Certify Securities Classes

Recent class action jurisprudence has been increasingly permissive toward courts considering the merits at the class certification stage. This week, however, the Supreme Court placed a firm limit on this practice, unanimously striking down a Fifth Circuit rule requiring securities

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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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Intron Class Lacked Standing

On June 9, 2010, Judge Stanley R. Chesler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed, in its entirety, a class action lawsuit filed against various entities of drug manufacturer Schering-Plough Corporation.  In that case, In

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